Randolph leads Utah Valley to 1st WAC win, tops UMKC 86-76
OREM, Utah (AP) — Brandon Randolph scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Utah Valley broke into the win column in Western Athletic Conference play with an 86-76 win over UMKC on Saturday night.
The Wolverines bounced back from a loss to Chicago State Thursday night with a strong finish against UMKC, extending a four-point halftime lead into a double-digit advantage in the closing minutes.
Randolph hit 6 of 12 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw line to lead Utah Valley (9-9, 1-2). Conner Toolson added 13 points and Jared Stutzman chipped in a dozen points off the bench.
The Wolverines shot 25 of 56 from the field (44.6 percent), including 5 of 18 from distance, and converted 31 of 42 from the line.
LaVell Boyd knocked down 22 points to help pace UMKC (9-11, 2-2), with Xavier Bishop and Broderick Newbill each adding 14 points.