UVSC 74, Montana 57

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Ryan Toolson came off the bench to score 26 points and lead Utah Valley State to a 74-57 win over Montana on Monday.

Toolson entered the game with 12 minutes remaining in the first half trailing the Grizzlies (1-1) 17-9. Toolson ignited the UVSC offense and the Wolverines (2-0) quickly took control of the game.

He quickly sank two 3-pointers after entering the game, and then with two minutes left in the first half Toolson gave UVSC its first lead on a three-point play.

Utah Valley State ended the first half on a 10-2 run and outscored Montana 14-5 in the first five minutes after halftime to turn a 25-21 deficit into a 45-32 lead.

Toolson finished 9-for-14 from the field and 5-for-6 on 3-point attempts. Matt Peterson added 16 points for the Wolverines. UVSC shot 69.2 percent (9-for-13) from 3-point range.

Montana forward Andrew Strait had 16 points and 11 rebounds.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-11-13-06 2204MST

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