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Utah Valley beats Hartford 72-65 at MGM Resorts Main Event

LAS VEGAS (AP) Conner Toolson had 23 points and seven rebounds, helping Utah Valley beat Hartford 72-65 on Monday in the middleweight bracket of the MGM Resorts Main Event.

Jake Toolson added 12 points, TJ Washington had 11 and Baylee Steele 10 for Utah Valley (2-3), which advances to the championship game on Wednesday.

Utah Valley scored 12 of the first 14 points, led by as many as 14 points in the first half and it was 35-27 at the break. The Wolverines opened the second half on a 10-0 run for an 18-point lead, but Hartford cut it to 45-39 after a 12-0 run. Hartford got as close as 60-56 with 5:28 remaining, but Steele and Conner Toolson made baskets on back-to-back possessions.

J.R. Lynch made five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points and John Carroll had nine points and nine rebounds for Hartford (1-4). George Blagojevic scored 14 points.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Hartford 1-4 273865
home team logo Utah Valley 2-3 353772
Team Stats
away team logo Hartford 1-4 75.1 PPG 35.1 RPG 14.0 APG
home team logo Utah Valley 2-3 77.1 PPG 39.4 RPG 13.8 APG
Key Players
13
J. Lynch 16.6 PPG 3.7 RPG 3.8 APG 45.4 FG%
2
J. Toolson 15.7 PPG 4.5 RPG 2.3 APG 53.7 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB