OREM — In its final tune up prior to the start of the Great West Conference basketball schedule, Utah Valley will host the University of Saint Mary (NAIA) to night at 7:05 p.m. in the UCCU Center.
UVU (9-10) scored a road win at Seattle on Friday night, using a 27-5 first-half run in the first half to take control of the game before answering any run the Redhawks made in the second half. It was the second straight game — and win — for UVU against Seattle in less than a week.
Six players scored in double figures for Utah Valley, with Isiah Williams' 19 leading the way. Williams 15.0 points per game leads UVU and ranks second among Great West Conference players.
Keith Thompson scored 18 points, marking the second straight game he has set a new career high, while Alfonzo Hubbard matched his high with 14. Ben Aird had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, Geddes Robinson added 11 points and 13 boards and Holton Hunsaker chipped in 10 points, six assists and three steals.
Among the Great West leaders and in addition to Williams' scoring, Aird leads the conference with 1.7 blocks per game, Robinson's 10.1 rebounds ranks him first among all league players and Hunsaker is the top free-throw shooter in the conference and 93.8 percent.
After tonday's game, Utah Valley hosts last season's conference tournament champions, North Dakota, Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in the league opener for both teams.
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Saint Mary (9-1) at UVU (9-10)
Monday, 7 p.m.
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