OREM, Utah -- Jake Toolson had 19 points and eight rebounds, and Utah Valley cruised to an 82-61 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Thursday night.
The Wolverines (13-6, 2-2 Western Athletic Conference) have won seven of their last nine games. UTRGV (9-11, 1-3) has lost five of its last six.
Richard Harward's dunk gave the Wolverines a double-digit lead about midway through the first half as they built a 43-27 halftime advantage. The Vaqueros pulled within 13 early in the second half, but Toolson's 3-pointer and Steele's hook shot sparked a 9-0 surge. Utah Valley led by at least 20 points the rest of the way.
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