OREM — Hunter Maldonado had 30 points as Wyoming edged past Utah Valley 93-88 on Saturday.
Drake Jeffries had 21 points for Wyoming (5-1), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Marcus Williams added 12 points.
Fardaws Aimaq scored a career-high 27 points plus 20 rebounds and three assists for the Wolverines (2-3). Trey Woodbury added 23 points and eight assists. Jordan Brinson had 19 points.
Aimaq's 20 rebounds set a school record at Utah Valley, which was tied 85-85 with 1:44 to play before Wyoming scored a layup, made a stop, and then knocked down a three to take a 90-85 lead with 45 seconds left.
Woodbury responded with a three of his own to cut the Pokes' lead to just two points, 90-88, with 38 seconds on the clock. Maldonado was fouled on his drive to the basket and knocked down his free throws to help Wyoming secure the win.
Utah Valley travels to Salt Lake on Tuesday to play in-state foe Utah, which lost to rival BYU. Tip-off at the Huntsman Center is set for 5 p.m. MT on the Pac-12 Network and ESPN 960 radio.
Contributing: Associated Press