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Final

N.J.I.T. 57

(7-8, 1-6 away)

Utah Valley 52

(7-10, 0-1 WAC)

    9:05 PM ET, January 5, 2013

    UCCU Events Center, Orem, Utah

    1 2 T
    NJIT 24 3357
    UVU 15 3752

    Top Performers

    N.J.I.T.: D. Holiday 4 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    Utah Valley: B. Aird 26 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Stl, 10 Blk

    NJIT 57, Utah Valley St. 52

    Associated Press

    OREM, Utah -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NJIT
    UVU
    Points 57 52
    FG Made-Attempted 18-58 (.310) 17-56 (.304)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-10 (.300) 4-22 (.182)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-22 (.818) 14-19 (.737)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 11 5

    2012-13 Season

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    Feb 16, 2013 @NJIT 63, UVU 55Recap

    Research Notes

    Ben Aird had a triple-double in Utah Valley's loss Saturday, with 26 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks. The last time a player had a triple-double with at least 20 points and 10 blocks in a game his team lost was Dec. 28, 1996, when Adonal Foyle of Colgate had 34 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks in a 71-69 loss to Army. Foyle had two triple-doubles that season with at least 20 points and 10 blocks, and Colgate lost them both.

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