FILE: Utah Valley senior forward Kenneth Ogbe drives to the basketball on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas. Ogbe had 18 points in the Wolverines' 97-57 win over Chicago State on Thursday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe and Conner Toolson each scored 18 points with four 3-pointers and Utah Valley never trailed in its 97-57 defeat of Chicago State on Thursday night.

Utah Valley has won 10 of its last 12 games.

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Jake Toolson scored 17 points, Akolda Manyang added 15 with 11 rebounds and three blocks, and Ben Nakwaasah had 10 points for the Wolverines (17-7, 6-2), who move into second place in Western Athletic Conference standings behind New Mexico State (20-3, 7-0).

Ogbe hit three 3s in Utah Valley's opening 22-5 run and the Wolverines led 50-26 at halftime. Connor Toolson hit a 3 for an 87-54 lead with 4:34 to play.

Utah Valley made 12 3-pointers, shot 57.4 percent from the field to the Cougars' 34.8 percent, and outrebounded Chicago State 43-30.

Fred Sims Jr. scored 17 points and Deionte Simmons added 10 for the Cougars (2-24, 0-9), who have lost 20 straight.