Toolson scores 31, leads Utah Valley State over NC Central
DURHAM, N.C. (AP)—Ryan Toolson scored 31 points, including a perfect 15-for-15 from the free throw line, as Utah Valley State held off North Carolina Central for a 69-62 victory on Tuesday.
Both teams shot 40 percent from the field for the game, but N.C. Central was cold in the first half and fell behind 31-17 at the break. While its touch improved and the Eagles outscored Utah Valley State in the second half, 45-38, the rally fell short.
Richard Troyer scored 12 points and Jordan Brady scored 10 for the Wolverines (13-14), who missed just one of their 23 free throw tries.
Charles Futrell led the Eagles (3-24) with 16 points, and he grabbed 11 rebounds. Bryan Ayala scored 14 and Philip Branch added 13 for N.C. Central, which had a two-game winning streak snapped.