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Utah Valley defeats New Jersey Tech 71-58

By Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 29, 2011 at 9:47 p.m.

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Geddes Robinson scored 13 points and Ben Aird added 10 points and 12 rebounds as Utah Valley took over first place in the Great West Conference with a 71-58 victory over New Jersey Tech on Saturday night.

Justin Baker scored 12 points and Holton Hunsaker 11 for the Wolverines (12-9, 4-1), who have won six of their last seven.

Chris Flores scored 24 points and made six 3-pointers for the Highlanders (7-12, 3-1).

Utah Valley never trailed but led by just two points until Shawn Deadwiler's 3-pointer began a 14-1 second-half run that gave the Wolverines a 65-50 lead with 3:19 remaining. Eight free throws, six by Hunsaker, fueled the surge.

Isaiah Wilkerson had 13 points and Jheryl Wilson 11 for New Jersey Tech.

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