MacDougall’s career night helps Utah Valley beat Idaho St.
MacDougall, a graduate transfer from New Mexico who began his collegiate career at Arizona State, was 12-of-12 shooting and had career highs of 28 points and 10 rebounds. Benjamin Nakwaasah had 11 points and a career-best seven assists for Utah Valley (9-4).
Jared Stutzman’s 3-pointer with 6:39 left in the first half gave Idaho State (4-4) a 10-point lead but the Bengals went scoreless for the next four-plus minutes and Utah Valley scored 28 of the next 32 points, including a 7-0 run to open the second half, to make it 47-33 with 17½ minutes to play. Gary Chivichyan scored nine points in a 13-4 spurt that pulled the Bengals within three about five minutes later but they would get no closer.
The Bengals made 27 of 54 from the field, including 12 of 28 from 3-point range, but made just 11-of-17 free throws. Utah Valley, despite shooting 16 percent (3 of 19) from behind the arc, was 30 of 54 overall and hit 25-of-27 foul shots.