Jake Toolson scored 12 of his team-high 21 points in the second half, and Baylee Steele added 19 points and 16 rebounds to help Utah Valley hold off Cal State Northridge 92-84 Tuesday night in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational.
Carlo Johnson scored a career-high 35 points with six 3-pointers, nine rebounds and four assists to lead the Lopes (20-12), who are in their second year of NCAA Division I postseason eligibility after transitioning from Division II.
Utah Valley will open the 2019 WAC Tournament on Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. But senior Conner Toolson has already left a legacy with the Wolverines — even if he still wants to build on what would be the greatest accomplishmen
Jake Toolson had 18 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to help Utah Valley upend Grand Canyon, 82-70 Thursday night to take a big step toward earning the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Western Athletic Conference Tournament in Las Vegas.