Utah Valley snaps skid, extends Seattle’s with 88-78 win
Toolson made 8 of 13 from the field and 9 of 9 from the free-throw line and Harward — who came in with 27 points and 41 rebounds in his career — finished with 12 points and 15 boards.
Benjamin Nakwaasah hit a 3-pointer to spark a 14-1 run that was capped by five straight points by Harward and gave Utah Valley (12-6, 1-2 Western Athletic Conference) the lead for good. Toolson’s layup within the spurt gave the Wolverines their first lead and Harward punctuated it with a dunk that made it 74-68 with 5:41 to play. Seattle made just one of its last 13 shots and two of its last 17.
UVU committed nine of its 15 turnovers as Seattle opened a 20-point lead when Jones hit a 3-pointer with 7:11 left in the first half. Toolson was fouled as he dunked and converted the 3-point play to spark a 13-3 run that trimmed the deficit to single digits about six minutes later. The Wolverines scored 14 of the first 16 second-half points to pull within a point.