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Allen scores 19, Utah holds off Utah Valley challenge 75-67

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Posted at 9:27 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 03:44:32-05

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Timmy Allen scored 19 points, Branden Carlson added 14 with three dunks and four blocks, and Utah survived a furious challenge from Utah Valley for a 75-67 victory Tuesday night.

Utah Valley senior Evan Cole nearly doubled his previous career-high (16), pouring in 31 points on 12-for-16 shooting and pulling down 10 rebounds to lead the Wolverines challenge. It was his first double-double since 2018.

Carlson, Allen and Rylan Jones each had two of Utah’s seven steals as the Utes harried Utah Valley into 20 turnovers, turning the mistakes into 26 points.