OREM, Utah (AP) — Conner Toolson scored 17 points and grabbed six rebounds and Utah Valley rolled to 73-47 win over Seattle on Saturday night in a regular season finale.
Toolson was 6 of 10 from the field including four 3-pointers for the Wolverines (21-9, 10-4 Western Athletic Conference). Kenneth Ogbe added 13 points and six boards.
Utah Valley will enter the WAC Tournament as the No. 2 seed, playing Cal State Bakersfield on March 8.
"We've done some great things this season but now it all comes down to winning three games in Las Vegas," UVU coach Mark Pope said. "Our team is really confident after securing second place, and now we'll see if we can with three in a row on a neutral floor."Comment on this story
Toolson drained a pair of 3-pointers early in the first half and Ogbe, Jerrelle DeBerry and Ben Nakwaasah each added another to help the Wolverines build to a 31-20 lead at the break.
Utah Valley led by double digits throughout the second half and two more Toolson 3s helped make it 54-34 with 6:49 to go.
Aaron Menzies led the Redhawks (19-12, 8-6) with 10 points and eight rebounds. Seattle enters the WAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed.
With the win, the Wolverines finished the year with a 15-1 home record.
“You want to protect home court, and these guys obviously did a great job of it this year," Pope said.