Texas-Pan American vs. Utah Valley: Full Game Preview

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Texas-Pan American vs. Utah Valley: Full Game Preview
Texas-Pan American
(12-12, 3-11 away)
Utah Valley
(10-13, 6-4 home)
Venue: UCCU Center
9:05PM ET / 6:05PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas-Pan American B Provost 25.0 B Provost 7.0 B Provost 6.0
Utah Valley B Aird 14.1 B Aird 8.6 N Thompson 4.2

On Saturday, Utah Valley University hosts Texas-Pan American at UCCU Center. The game gets underway at 9:05 p.m. EST and it can be seen on UVU-TV. The Wolverines lost to the Broncs 62-60 on Jan. 19 and are 5-3 against them over the last four years.

Utah Valley University is currently in fourth place in the conference and Texas-Pan American is in first.

In their last outing, despite 15 points and 8 rebounds from Ben Aird, the Wolverines fell to Cal State Bakersfield 75-62 on Feb. 2. He leads the team in points with 14.1 per game, rebounds with 8.6 per game, and blocks with 2 per game. For the Broncs, Brandon Provost finished with 24 points in the 75-73 loss to New Orleans on Feb. 6. He contributes 3.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 14.4 points per game.

Texas-Pan American StatSmack

  • The Utah Valley University steals leader (Holton Hunsaker, 28 steals) has more steals than the Texas-Pan American steals leader (Aaron Urbanus, 27 steals).
  • Even computers respect Utah Valley University more. We have a better RPI this season than Texas-Pan American (RPI: #294 vs #312).
  • Utah Valley University is better under pressure, and has defeated Texas-Pan American in 4 out of the last 6 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Utah Valley University has come back to win after being down at half against Texas-Pan American 4 times since 2004.
  • Utah Valley University is a better free-throw-shooting team (70.2% vs 62.3%) than Texas-Pan American this season.
  • We just win. Utah Valley University has more wins over the last 5 years than Texas-Pan American (93 vs 63).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Utah Valley University has a stronger schedule than Texas-Pan American this season (SOS Rank: #330 vs #344).
  • Utah Valley University has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (54.17% to 30.61%).
  • At least you keep showing up. Utah Valley University has an average margin of victory of 10 over Texas-Pan American in 11 wins since 2004.
  • Utah Valley University is better at defending the three (31.4% allowed vs 35.9% allowed) than Texas-Pan American this season.
UTPA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Blake Provost 39 25 7 6 1 0 2
C Brandon Provost 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
C- Aaron Urbanus 32 11 3 4 1 0 3
D+ Jesus Delgado 26 9 3 2 1 0 2
D+ Justin Leathers 22 8 5 1 1 0 2
D Ruben Cabrera 15 7 2 0 0 0 1
D Shaquille Hines 15 4 3 0 1 1 1
D Lauri Toivonen 18 3 3 1 1 0 1
D- Josh Cleveland 12 4 3 0 0 0 1
D- Jamal Dantzler 12 3 2 1 0 0 0
F Hurley Johnson 11 3 1 0 0 0 1
F DeMarko Nash 11 1 1 2 0 0 1
F Noe Espericueta 5 3 3 0 0 0 0
UVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Ben Aird 33 14 8 1 1 2 1
C Nick Thompson 32 11 8 4 1 0 3
C Alfonzo Hubbard 30 12 5 2 1 0 2
C Holton Hunsaker 33 13 2 3 1 0 2
D+ Jason Johnson 26 8 3 2 1 0 2
D Antoine Hosley 20 7 1 1 1 0 2
D- Keawe Enos 14 3 1 1 0 0 1
D- Zach Jones 9 2 2 1 0 0 0
F Taylor Brown 17 3 1 1 0 0 1
F Will Sinclair 6 0 2 0 0 0 0
F Justin Johnson 22 7 4 4 1 0 1
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