UVU found itself in a deep hole midway through the second half but a 23-4 run had the Wolverines thinking comeback but it fell just short as USF advanced in the CBI with a 78-73 win to end UVU's season.
Sam Merrill poured in a game-high 28 points, including seven 3-pointers, to lift Utah State to an 78-75 upset win over second-seeded Boise State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament Thursday in Las Vegas.
Utah Valley enters the Western Athletic Conference tournament as the 2-seed after finishing conference play at 10-4. Its opponent? Cal State Bakersfield in a rematch of a four-overtime thriller in the 2017 WAC semifinals, which Bakersfield won 81-80.
WAC Player of the Year candidate Zach Lofton and the New Mexico State Aggies showed why they are the kings of the Western Athletic Conference with a dominating 86-57 win over Utah Valley Saturday afternoon in the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.