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New Jersey Tech vs Utah Valley

NJIT 57, Utah Valley St. 52

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OREM, Utah (AP) - P.J. Miller scored 14 points and NJIT beat Utah Valley 57-52 Saturday night in the Great West Conference season opener.

Ky Howard 11 and Odera Nweke 11 for the Highlanders (7-8), who won for the first time in seven road games this season. Daquan Holiday grabbed 14 rebounds for NJIT, which outscored Utah Valley 12-2 in the final 5 minutes.

Ben Aird had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocked shots for Utah Valley (7-10), the Wolverines' second triple-double in three games. Nick Thompson had the first one in school history against Austin Peay on Dec. 28, with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in an 84-77 win in a tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Both teams struggled from the field Saturday. NJIT shot 31 percent and Utah Valley 30 percent. The Highlanders owned a 51-33 rebounding edge.

The Great West, down to five teams, is entering its final season.

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Scoreboard
New Jersey Tech (7-8) «243357
Utah Valley (7-10)153752
 
New Jersey Tech Highlanders
R. Woods, F352-102-24108
D. Holiday, F312-40-014034
S. McCarthy, C190-00-07040
C. Flores, G273-150-05047
P. Miller, G233-98-812314
K. Howard264-113-681011
O. Nweke244-83-470311
N. Sydnor150-12-20002
Totals 18-5818-225141757
 31%81.8% 
Utah Valley Wolverines
N. Thompson, F371-72-47314
A. Hubbard, F292-60-04334
B. Aird, C379-168-11130226
K. Enos, G352-40-00526
H. Hunsaker, G272-104-42049
A. Hosley151-80-00103
T. Brown140-30-01020
Z. Jones30-20-01000
W. Sinclair30-00-00010
Totals 17-5614-1933121552
 30.4%73.7% 
Independents
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
N.J. Tech0-013-16

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Utah Valley12-319-12
New Mex. St.12-426-10
Grand Canyon10-615-15
Chicago St.8-813-19
Idaho7-916-18
UMKC7-910-20
Cal-Baker.5-1013-18
Seattle5-1113-17
UT-Pan Am5-119-23
 
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