Utah Valley vs North Carolina A&T

Utah Valley St. 64, NC A&,T 55


GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Ben Aird scored 18 points and Nick Thompson posted his first career double-double as Utah Valley used a big second-half run to pull away from North Carolina A&T 64-55 Monday night.

Thompson had 13 points and 14 boards for the Wolverines (1-1), who led by as many as nine in the first half.

The Aggies (1-1) took their only lead at 36-34 on a Jean Louisme jumper with 15:45 left, then Utah Valley used a 9-0 spurt to pull ahead for good.

Aird, a first-team preseason All-Great West Conference selection, scored 10 of his points, all on layups, in the second half.

North Carolina A&T, which scored only one point in a stretch lasting nearly six minutes, could get no closer than five the rest of the way.

Holton Hunsaker added 11 points for the Wolverines.

Lamont Middleton led the Aggies with 23 points, hitting 11 of 12 free throws.

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Utah Valley Wolverines
N. Thompson, F325-62-3145113
B. Aird, C317-114-491418
J. Johnson, G302-102-33137
H. Hunsaker, G223-64-403211
T. Brown, G90-20-01000
A. Hubbard313-80-02337
A. Hosley181-41-21234
K. Enos101-30-01002
Z. Jones90-10-02010
W. Sinclair80-02-23012
Totals 22-5115-1837151864
North Carolina A&T Aggies
A. Powell, F293-70-03027
A. Witter, F170-60-03030
D. Upchurch, C314-70-14048
L. Middleton, G365-1211-1253123
J. Underwood, G221-30-02232
J. Louisme261-54-43126
R. Buck161-23-41116
L. Smith140-20-02010
B. Beckford91-11-21023
Totals 16-4519-232871955
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11111
Grand Canyon11-327-792
Utah Valley6-812-18272
UT-Rio Grande Valley4-108-22337
Chicago St.0-144-28348

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
S.C. State12-419-15205
Norfolk St.12-417-17220
Savannah St.9-716-16277
N.C. Central7-913-19311
Md.-E. Shore7-910-22307
N.C. A&T7-910-22340
Coppin St.6-109-22326
Morgan St.6-109-22327
Delaware St.5-117-25345
Florida A&M4-128-21349
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