PHOENIX -- Holton Hunsaker scored 29 points, including 12 straight for Utah Valley late in the second half, to keep the Wolverines alone atop the Western Athletic Conference with a 79-68 victory over Grand Canyon on Thursday night.
Grand Canyon (11-11, 6-3) trailed 32-23 at halftime but rallied from 13 down in the second half to tie the game with 8:40 left. The Wolverines (14-8, 8-1) responded with Hunsaker scoring a dozen consecutive points during a 6-minute span to lead 71-62. Eight Utah Valley free throws in the last 1:26 kept the Antelopes at bay.
Utah Valley made 27 of 29 free throws and Grand Canyon 18 of 22.