Utah Valley hangs on to beat Chicago St. 62-55

OREM, Utah (AP) Holton Hunsaker scored 13 points and Utah Valley defeated Chicago State 62-55 for its sixth-straight Western Athletic Conference win on Saturday night.

Zach Nelson and Keawe Enos added 10 points each for the Wolverines, and Ben Aird finished with 11. Both Nelson and Aird combined for 24 rebounds (12 each) to add to the team’s 42 total.

The Wolverines (12-7, 6-0) led by 13 points with 4:43 to go, but allowed Chicago State a 13-2 run that put them within two, 56-54, with 1:12 remaining. Hunsaker and Hayes Garrity shot a combined 6 of 6 on their free throws in the remaining minute to keep Utah Valley ahead.

Clarke Rosenberg scored 19 points, and Matt Ross added 13 along with 11 rebounds for the Cougars (9-11, 4-2). Ross’ seven straight Chicago State points put the Cougars within two in the final minute.