Marcus Colbert capped a Montana State 8-0 run with a turnaround jumper for a 72-66 lead. Konner Frey answered with a 3-pointer from the top of the key. The Bobcats' Danny Robison missed two free throws and Utah Valley's Hayden Schenck converted a 3-point play, with the aid of a lane violation, to tie it at 72.
Hall's tip-in, after two Montana State misses, gave the Bobcats a 74-72 lead and Schenck was called for a charge on the Wolverines' next possession. Montana State grabbed two more offensive rebounds on its next trip and Quinton Everett hit 2 of 4 free throws down the stretch to seal it.
Zach Green and Everett added 15 points each for Montana State (4-3).
Frey led Utah Valley (2-5) with 26 points.