OREM, Utah -- Ben Aird scored 15 points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds as Utah State beat North Carolina A&T 78-71 on Monday night.
Utah Valley (2-0) had to use a late run to pull away from a stubborn North Carolina A&T (1-1) team. The Wolverines built up a 12-point lead early in the second half, but the Aggies chipped away and got the lead to one with 6:45 remaining.
Utah Valley responded, going on a 5-0 run. They pushed the lead up to 12 with 1:57 left after Holton Hunsaker hit two 3-point field goals.
Hunsaker led the team with 16 points but shot 4 of 15, including 3 of 7 from beyond the arc. Five different Wolverines finished in double figures.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.
|South Carolina State||12-4||1||19-15|
|North Carolina Central||7-9||6||13-19|
|North Carolina A&T||7-9||6||10-22|