Utah Valley defeats NJIT 99-97 in overtime

The Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ben Aird had 24 points and 11 rebounds and Geddes Robinson scored 17 points and grabbed five offensive boards to help Utah Valley beat New Jersey Institute of Technology 99-97 in overtime Thursday night.

The Wolverines (16-10, 6-0 Great West Conference) took a 92-90 lead early in overtime, before Chris Flores' layup tied it with 4:21 remaining.

Utah Valley then scored four straight to go up 96-92 on Isiah Williams' layup with 3:05 left. The Highlanders cut it to one, 98-97, on Lamar Kearse's 3-pointer.

Aird then missed a jumper for the Wolverines, but Robinson came down with the ball and hit a free throw to seal it with 5 seconds to go.

Utah Valley scored five of its 11 second-chance points in overtime.

Isiah Williams finished with 24 points for Utah Valley, which won its ninth straight.

Flores scored 22 points and Ohri Arjun 14 for NJIT (10-13, 3-3).

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