OREM, Utah (AP) — Conner Toolson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and Utah Valley rolled to 73-47 win over Seattle on Saturday night in a regular season finale.
Toolson was 6 of 10 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Wolverines (21-9, 10-4 Western Athletic Conference). Kenneth Ogbe added 13 points and six boards.
Utah Valley will enter the WAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed, playing either Cal State Bakersfield or UMKC on March 8.
Utah Valley continues hot streak, beating CSU Bakersfield
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Conner Toolson drained five from long range to score 22 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 14 as Utah Valley continued its hot streak to dominate Cal State Bakersfield 70-47 on Thursday night.
Utah Valley (20-8, 9-3 Western Athletic Conference) knocked off league-leading New Mexico State 86-79 last week to halt its 11-game win streak before sliding past UT Rio Grande Valley 84-72 on Saturday.
Utah Valley beats New Mexico State 86-79
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe scored 22 points with four 3-pointers, Brandon Randolph added 17 points, and Utah Valley snapped New Mexico State's 11-game win streak with an 86-79 victory on Thursday night.
Jerrelle DeBerry added 14 points for the Wolverines (18-8, 7-3 Western Athletic Conference), who beat the conference-leading Aggies by hitting 11 3-pointers and shooting 58.3 percent from the field.
Utah Valley pummels Chicago St 97-57
CHICAGO (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe and Conner Toolson each scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and Utah Valley never trailed in its 97-57 defeat of Chicago State on Thursday night.
Utah Valley has won 10 of its last 12 games.
Jake Toolson scored 17 points, Akolda Manyang added 15 with 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Ben Nakwaasah had 10 points for the Wolverines (17-7, 6-2), who move into second place in Western Athletic Conference standings behind New Mexico State (20-3, 7-0).
Gittens’ late FTs lift Seattle past Utah Valley 55-54
SEATTLE (AP) — Richaud Gittens made a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to give Seattle a 55-54 victory over Utah Valley on Saturday night.
Brandon Randolph scored eight straight points for the Wolverines to give them a 54-51 lead with 1:14 to play. Jordan Hill's jumper pulled Seattle to 54-53 with a minute left.
Utah Valley beats Grand Canyon 68-56
OREM, Utah (AP) — Akolda Manyang scored 14 points and blocked two shots, Conner Toolson added 12 points with three steals, and Utah Valley beat Grand Canyon 68-56 on Saturday to take possession of second place in the Western Athletic Conference and win its 10th straight at home.
Kenneth Ogbe scored 10 points for the Wolverines (16-6, 5-1), who scored 21 points off of 16 Antelopes' turnovers, but were outrebounded 44-28.
New Mexico State wins 86-59, now alone atop WAC
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Zach Lofton made seven 3-pointers and scored 24 points and New Mexico State defeated Utah Valley 86-59 on Saturday to win its fifth straight and take sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference.
Lofton, a graduate transfer from Texas Southern and former Southwestern Athletic Conference player of the year, was 7 of 13 on 3-pointers with the team 15 of 28. Sidy N'Dir added 17 points.
Toolson’s 23 helps UVU continue unbeaten WAC run
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — Conner Toolson scored a season-high 23 points and Kenneth Ogbe added 17 as Utah Valley remained unbeaten in conference play with an 84-76 win over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.
Akolda Manyang had 15 points and 12 boards for the Wolverines (15-5, 4-0 Western Athletic Conference), and Brandon Randolph dished out a season-high 12 assists as UVU beat the Vaqueros (10-10, 2-2) for the 11th straight time.
The Utah Valley men’s basketball team takes their seven-game winning streak on the road this week with a two-game set at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and New Mexico State.
Utah Valley hits 13 3s in 95-59 rout of UMKC
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and Utah Valley pulled away early in its 95-59 rout of UMKC on Thursday night to win its sixth straight.
Conner Toolson and Jerrell DeBerry scored 17 points apiece with three 3s each and Ben Nakwaasah added 13 points with three 3s for the Wolverines (13-5, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference), who made 13 3-pointers and shot 53.3 percent from the floor.
The Utah Valley men’s basketball team continues Western Athletic Conference play on Thursday against Kansas City at the UCCU Center.
The Wolverines defeated defending WAC regular-season champion CSU Bakersfield 75-42 in the conference opener last week.
Utah Valley opens WAC by routing CSU Bakersfield, 75-42
OREM, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 15 points and led five players into double-figure scoring as Utah Valley opened Western Athletic Conference play with a 75-42 rout of CSU Bakersfield on Saturday night.
The Wolverines held CSU Bakersfield to just 17 second-half points, outscoring the Roadrunners by 32 points over the final 20 minutes.
Utah Valley opens Western Athletic Conference play on Saturday with a home game against CSU-Bakersfield.
The Wolverines closed out non-conference play with an 87-78 win over Cal State Fullerton on Dec. 30 to finish with a program-best 11-5 non-league record.
Utah Valley makes 30 FTs, beats Cal State Fullerton 87-78
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe scored 23 points including a key 3-pointer and Utah Valley beat Cal State Fullerton 87-78 on Saturday night.
Ogbe's 3 gave the Wolverines a 73-63 lead with 5:32 to play. Kyle Allman scored five points to pull Cal State Fullerton to 73-68 before Utah Valley closed on a 14-10 surge. Ogbe made 1 of 3 free throws and Brandon Randolph converted a 3-point play and made six free throws during the stretch.
Randolph, Toolson help Utah Valley hold off UC Riverside
OREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Randolph and Conner Toolson scored 20 points apiece as Utah Valley sprinted to an early lead and then held off UC Riverside for a 90-82 win on Thursday night.
Fresh off a 75-64 road win at Sam Houston State on Dec. 22 in the team’s final non-conference road game of the season, Utah Valley returns to the UCCU Center to open a five-game home stand against Big West foe UC Riverside on Thursday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Utah Valley’s starters all in double figures in 84-56 win
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe had 17 points and Utah Valley's starters all scored in double figures in an 84-56 victory over Montana Tech on Wednesday night.
Jake Toolson scored 12 points, Akolda Manyang and Conner Toolson 11 each and Brandon Randolph 10 for the Wolverines (8-5), who shot 56 percent, outrebounded the Orediggers 47-22 and dominated in the paint with a 48-18 scoring advantage.
Manyang scores 25, helps Utah Valley down Weber State 83-56
OREM, Utah (AP) — Akolda Manyang scored 25 points pulled down 15 rebounds and blocked six shots and Utah Valley defeated in-state rival Weber State 83-56 Wednesday night.
The rebounds and points are both career highs for Manyang and he tied his best mark with the half dozen blocks. Conner Toolson added 16 points, Kenneth Ogbe 15 and Brandon Randolph 10 for the Wolverines (6-3).
Neilson, Toolson lead Utah Valley past UT San Antonio 88-80
OREM, Utah (AP) — Isaac Neilson and Conner Toolson scored 19 points apiece and Utah Valley beat UT San Antonio 88-80 on Saturday night.
Neilson also had 12 rebounds for the Wolverines (5-3). Jake Toolson scored 16 points with four rebounds, Kenneth Ogbe added 13 points and Brandon Randolph had 11 points with nine rebounds, six assists and two steals.
UVU men’s basketball enjoys easy blowout of NAIA-foe Eastern Oregon
After some tough battles to start the season, the Utah Valley men's basketball team finally got a chance to truly put things in cruise control.
The Wolverines started Monday night's game against over-matched NAIA-opponent Eastern Oregon with a 28-4 run and never looked back, getting scoring from 10 different players on their way to the 97-52 win.
Utah Valley wins 97-52 on Manyang’s career night
OREM, Utah (AP) — Akolda Manyang scored a career-high 20 points, on 9-of-11 shooting, with 11 rebounds, Kenneth Ogbe added 16 with four 3-pointers and Utah Valley never trailed in its 97-52 win over NAIA Eastern Oregon on Monday night.
Ogbe hit his fourth 3-pointer for a 66-32 second-half lead, Cory Calvert hit a 3 for a 49-point lead with 8:01 to go, and the Wolverines (3-2) cruised.
Ogbe with 21 points as Utah Valley beats UC Davis 80-71
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead four players in double figures as Utah Valley beat UC Davis 80-71 on Saturday afternoon.
Akolda Manyang and Conner Toolson added 16 points apiece for the Wolverines (2-2) and Jake Toolson had 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. Manyang led the team with eight rebounds.
Utah Valley averaged 49 percent shooting from the field, 50 percent from beyond the arc and 87.5 percent from the free-throw line.
POCATELLO, Idaho - In a game featuring two teams looking for their first victory of the season, the Utah Valley University men's basketball team earned an 84-71 win over Idaho State behind a career night from Jake Toolson at Reed Gym on Tuesday night.
UVU grabbed its first win of the season and improved to 1-2 for the year with the win, while ISU dropped to 0-2.