Utah Valley tops Chicago State 94-73 in WAC opener

Xavier Johnson had 20 points for the Cougars (4-12), whose losing streak reached six games.

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Chicago State’s Rajeir Jones, shown in a game from earlier this season, scored 14 points in the Cougars’ loss to Utah Valley.

Chicago State’s Rajeir Jones, shown in a game from earlier this season, scored 14 points in the Cougars’ loss to Utah Valley.

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Casdon Jardine and Brandon Averette scored 18 points apiece as Utah Valley romped past host Chicago State 94-73 on Thursday night.

Isaiah White added 16 points for the Wolverines. White also had nine rebounds for the Wolverines.

It was the first Western Athletic Conference matchup of the season for both teams.

TJ Washington had 14 points and eight assists for Utah Valley (7-9).

Xavier Johnson had 20 points for the Cougars (4-12), whose losing streak reached six games. Andrew Lewis added 16 points and seven rebounds. Rajeir Jones and Jace Colley had 14 points apiece.

Utah Valley faces Kansas City on the road on Saturday. Chicago State plays Seattle at home on Saturday.

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