Toolson scores 31, leads Utah Valley State over NC Central

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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.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Utah Valley St.
Ryan Toolson Ryan Toolson
7-16,  31 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 N.C. Central
Charles Futrell Charles Futrell
6-12,  16 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists

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