Jan. 6, 2012
OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley will play the first of consecutive games against Seattle University on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. in the UCCU Center. The Wolverines make the return trip to Seattle next Friday, Jan. 13 in KeyArena.
UVU (7-10) suffered a narrow 76-70 loss to Wyoming on Tuesday in front of a season-high 6,556 fans, falling in the waning seconds to the Cowboys. Isiah Williams had 23 points for the Wolverines while Keith Thompson added 13 and Geddes Robison hauled in 11 rebounds.
Seattle and Utah Valley split a pair of contests last season, each team winning on its home floor. The Redhawks are 3-9 on the season and most recently suffered a loss to San Jose State on Dec. 30.
"Seattle is a physical and athletic team," said UVU head coach Dick Hunsaker. "They do an outstanding job of executing their offense and apply a lot of pressure with their quickness defensively."
Seattle has played a formidable schedule thus far, playing host to Stanford and giving No. 24 Virginia, a team it defeated last season in Charlottesville, all it could handle in KeyArena, eventually losing by just six. The Redhawks' games against UVU will also be split by a visit to crosstown rival Washington on Tuesday.
Next week's game at Seattle is the lone road contest in a streak during which UVU plays six of seven at home. The Great West Conference opener is on Jan. 21 in the UCCU Center against North Dakota.