LAS VEGAS (AP) Fardaws Aimaq scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds and Utah Valley pulled away in the second half to beat Chicago State 69-47 in the opening round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday night.
Aimaq made 7 of 11 shots with two 3-pointers for the seventh-seeded Wolverines (20-11), who led 32-29 at halftime. Blaze Nield scored 12 on 5-of-6 shooting.
Jahsean Corbett had 21 points and eight rebounds to pace the 10th-seeded Cougars (7-25), who were outscored 37-18 in the second half.
Utah Valley advances to play No. 7 seed Abilene Christian on Wednesday in a first-round match-up.
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