Houston Baptist vs. Utah Valley: Full Game Preview

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Houston Baptist vs. Utah Valley: Full Game Preview
Houston Baptist
(4-11, 1-7 away)
Utah Valley
(8-10, 4-4 home)
Venue: UCCU Center
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, January 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Houston Baptist A Bernardi 13.3 A Bernardi 5.3 M Smith 2.6
Utah Valley B Aird 14.0 B Aird 8.3 N Thompson 4.5

In their last outing, behind 18 points and 7 rebounds from Ben Aird, the Wolverines defeated Missouri-Kansas City 78-66 on January 9th. He contributes a team-leading 14.0 points per game, 8.3 rebounds per game, and 2.1 blocks per game. For the Huskies, Ronald March Jr. put up 11 points in the 70-60 loss to Texas-Pan American on January 8th. He is averaging 11.0 points per game in addition to a team-best 2.0 steals per game.

Houston Baptist StatSmack

  • You get an A for effort, but Utah Valley University has emerged victorious against Houston Baptist the last 4 times they've played.
  • The Utah Valley University blocks leader (Ben Aird) has more blocks than the Houston Baptist blocks leader (Art Bernardi).
  • Utah Valley University embarrassed Houston Baptist by 19 points the last time they played (Feb 23, 2012).
  • The Utah Valley University scoring leader (Holton Hunsaker) has more points than the Houston Baptist scoring leader (Art Bernardi).
  • Utah Valley University has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.547 to 0.263).
  • The Utah Valley University rebounding leader (Ben Aird) has more rebounds than the Houston Baptist rebounding leader (Art Bernardi).
  • Utah Valley University is a better shooting team (45.6% vs 40.1%) than Houston Baptist this season.
  • Ben Aird is ranked 4th in the Great West in points, 17th nationally in rebounds, and 1st in the Great West in blocks.
  • Utah Valley University is a better free-throw-shooting team (71.4% vs 62.8%) than Houston Baptist this season.
  • Utah Valley University is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Utah Valley University is 195 lbs compared to 190 lbs for Houston Baptist.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Utah Valley University currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (965 to 918) than Houston Baptist, per the NCAA.
HBU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Art Bernardi 26 13 5 1 1 0 3
C- Tyler Russell 26 11 3 2 1 0 3
C- Marcus Davis 24 8 5 1 1 0 3
D Marcel Smith 25 6 1 3 1 0 2
D Dauson Womack 19 4 5 1 1 0 1
D Jonathan Evans 15 2 2 1 1 0 1
D R. March Jr. 19 11 2 0 2 0 2
D Caleb Crayton 17 6 4 0 0 0 2
D James Harper 16 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Cody Joyce 12 4 2 0 0 0 0
D- Rob Lewis 16 5 1 2 1 0 2
D- Spenser Gales 10 2 3 0 0 0 1
D- Anthony Hill 17 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Lamar Thomas 9 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Mike Turner 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
F Dewayne Bowden 3 0 0 0 0 0 1
UVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Aird 33 14 8 1 1 2 1
C Nick Thompson 32 11 7 5 1 0 3
C Holton Hunsaker 33 13 2 3 1 0 2
C Alfonzo Hubbard 30 12 5 2 1 0 2
D+ Jason Johnson 25 8 2 2 1 0 1
D Antoine Hosley 19 5 1 1 1 0 1
D- Keawe Enos 12 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Taylor Brown 15 2 1 1 0 0 1
F Zach Jones 8 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Will Sinclair 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Justin Johnson 22 7 4 4 1 0 1
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