NCAA Basketball

Utah Valley Wolverines (17-17)


Thu. 3/9 Fri. 3/10 Wed. 3/15 Mon. 3/20 Wed. 3/22
vs. Seattl 
W 65-53
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@ CS-Bk 
L 80-81
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@ GaSo 
W 74-49
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@ Rice 
W 85-79
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@ Wyo 
L 68-74
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Wyoming reaches CBI finals with 74-68 win over Utah Valley

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) Justin James scored 16 points and Wyoming scored the last six points of the game to defeat Utah Valley 74-68 on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

The Cowboys (21-14) play Coastal Carolina in the three-game CBI championship series with the first game on the road Monday and the second back in Laramie on Wednesday.

The Wolverines (17-18) took their only lead, 67-66, on two Isaac Neilson free throws with 3:20 to play. James put Wyoming back on top with two free throws at 2:30 and after Utah Valley hit a free throw to tie it, James started the closing run with a free throw at 2:03. The next points came from a Jason McManamen layup with 43 seconds to go.

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Leaders
Points: C. Toolson11.9
Rebounds: I. Neilson9.1
Assists: B. Randolph3.9
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: K. Ogbe69.1%
3P%: K. Ogbe40.8%
Steals: C. Toolson1.1
Blocks: I. Neilson1.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova32-4
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Kansas31-5
4 Arizona32-5
5 North Carolina33-7
6 Kentucky32-6
7 Duke28-9
8 UCLA31-5
9 Oregon33-6
10 Louisville25-9
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 North Carolina33-7
2 Gonzaga37-2
3 Oregon33-6
4 Kansas31-5
5 Kentucky32-6
6 South Carolina26-11
7 Arizona32-5
8 Villanova32-4
9 UCLA31-5
10 Florida27-9
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Western Athletic Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
Bakersfield 12-2 25-10
New Mexico State 11-3 28-6
Grand Canyon 11-3 22-9
UMKC 8-6 18-17
Utah Valley 6-8 17-17
Seattle 5-9 13-17
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 2-12 10-22
Chicago State 1-13 6-26
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 76.9 (94)
Rebounds: 9.0 (290)
Assists: 15.6 (53)
FG%: 43.7% (221)
FT%: 70.7% (156)
3P%: 32.0% (308)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 72.9 (199)
Rebounds: 30.7 (3)
Assists: 13.4 (187)
FG%: 41.5% (56)
FT%: 67.2% (30)
3P%: 31.6% (32)
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