Toolson, Utah Valley pull away late, beat UC Riverside 73-64 (Dec 28, 2016)
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) Connor Toolson had 16 points, including a late 3-pointer, Kenneth Ogbe scored 14 and Utah Valley beat UC Riverside 73-64 on Wednesday night.
Brandon Randolph added 13 points and Isaac Neilson scored 12.
Hayden Schenck made a jumper and then hit a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run that made it 33-26 with 3:35 left in the half and Utah Valley (7-6) led the rest of the way.
Menno Dijkstra hit two free throws to pull UC Riverside (1-9) within two with two minutes to play, but Zach Nelson answered with a layup, Neilson hit two foul shots and Toolson's fourth 3-pointer made it 70-61 with 49 seconds remaining. The Wolverines held on from there.
Gentrey Thomas had 20 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs, for the Highlanders.
Utah Valley hit 13 3-pointers.