OREM (AP) — Tevian Jones had a career-high 33 points as Southern Utah topped Utah Valley 81-71 on Wednesday night.
Jones made 8 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Maizen Fausett had 19 points for Southern Utah (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Harrison Butler added 10 points and Dre Marin had six rebounds.
"It was a good win for us," SUU coach Todd Simon said in a news release. "Utah Valley does a good job, they're a talented team that's well coached, and I was proud of the way our guys fought. We fouled too much, some key guys got in foul trouble, but they played through it."
Fardaws Aimaq had 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks for the Wolverines (2-2). Jordan Brinson added 18 points. Trey Woodbury had 15 points and six rebounds.
Southern Utah finished the game with 21 assists on 27 made field goals.
As a team, UVU shot 44.1 percent from the field compared to SUU's 48.2 percent mark. The Wolverines were out-rebounded 44-33 on the night. UVU, which ranks in the top-10 nationally in assists per game, dished out 20 assists as a team.
Southern Utah will return home Dec. 17 to take on another in-state rival, as the Trailblazers of Dixie State will be traveling to Cedar City. This will make the first matchup between the two programs as Division I opponents.
Utah Valley continues play at home on Saturday against Mountain West foe Wyoming. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the WAC Digital Network and UVU's YouTube channel.
Contributing: The Associated Press