UVU Continues Push For No. 2 Seed With Win Over Seattle

Feb 26, 2019, 10:29 PM | Updated: Feb 27, 2019, 10:06 am
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SEATTLE, Wash. – Jake Toolson scored a game-high 25 points to lead the Utah Valley Wolverines past Seattle, 77-68.

The win gave the Wolverines a 20-8 record overall and a 9-4 record in WAC conference play. While UVU won’t be able to catch New Mexico State for the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament, it does mean that the March 7th contest against Grand Canyon could have major implications. The winner would likely take the No. 2 seed in the tournament.

Out of the gates, Seattle grabbed an 8-2 advantage just a little more than a minute into the game. UVU caught the Redhawks quickly and tied the game up at 10-all with a little less than 12 minutes remaining. From there, the two teams played back and forth until the Wolverines were able to grab a five point advantage. They took a 32-27 lead into the halftime break.

In the second half, the Wolverines’ lead ballooned to nine on a triple by Isaiah White to give UVU a 41-32 advantage.

Jake Toolson’s free throws with 12:46 remaining gave UVU a 10-point lead.

A couple minutes later, Conner Toolson hit a 3-pointer to increase the lead to 12 with less than 10 minutes remaining.

The Redhawks never could get a run going in the second as the Wolverines rolled to a nine point win.

In addition to Jake Toolson’s 25 points, UVU also got solid contribution from Richard Harward, who had a 14-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Delante Jones led the Redhawks with 16 points.

Next Up

Before they face the Antelopes for the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament, UVU will travel to face Cal Baptist on Saturday. That game will tip off at 8 p.m.

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