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White scores 19 to lift Utah Valley over Wyoming 69-67

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 18, 2019 at 9:38 p.m.



LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Isaiah White came off the bench to score 19 points, including a layup with seven seconds left to lift Utah Valley to a 69-67 win over Wyoming on Wednesday night.

Hunter Maldonado hit a jumper with :54 left to put the Cowboys up by two, 67-65. Brandon Averette drew a foul from Jake Hendricks with :36 to play and his two free throws tied the game. Jamison Overton had a steal with 10 seconds left and fed White for the game-winning basket.

White shot 9 for 10 from the foul line and added nine rebounds.

Averette had 18 points for Utah Valley (5-8), which ended its five-game losing streak. TJ Washington added 13 points.

"It was time we won one of these close games, and it was won with effort," said Utah Valley head coach Mark Madsen. "I was really proud of our guys and if you look at both plays that were made in the last 12 seconds of the game, we executed perfectly. Our guard play was huge with TJ, Brandon, and Ege controlling tempo and making their teammates better."

Maldonado had 23 points and six rebounds for the Cowboys (3-9), whose losing streak reached six games. Hunter Thompson added 17 points and seven rebounds. Brandon Porter had 12 points.

Utah Valley matches up against Long Beach State on the road on Saturday. Wyoming takes on Denver on the road on Saturday.

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