Scores

Final

Utah Valley 76

(6-8, 1-6 away)

N Illinois 86

(4-7, 3-2 home)

2:00 PM ET, December 31, 2010

Convocation Center, Dekalb, Illinois

1 2 T
UVU 36 4076
NIU 30 5686

Top Performers

Utah Valley: B. Aird 16 Pts, 13 Reb, 3 Ast

Northern Illinois: X. Silas 26 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

Xavier Silas key as NIU rallies to win over Utah Valley

Associated Press

DeKALB, Ill. -- Xavier Silas scored 26 points and Northern Illinois rallied in the final minutes to beat Utah Valley 86-76 on Friday.

Silas made three 3-pointers and 11 of 12 free throws for the Huskies (4-7), who shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58). Jeremy Landers added 17 points, Bryan Hall 13 and Tony Nixon 10.

Ben Aird's double-double led the Wolverines (6-8). Aird had 16 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Holton Hunsaker scored 20 points but missed eight of his 10 3-point attempts. Shawn Deadwiler added 11 points and Isiah Williams 10.

Six free throws by Silas over a span of 57 seconds broke a 66-66 tie and provided the Huskies with a 72-66 lead with 4:37 to play. Northern Illinois trailed by no fewer than four the rest of the way.

The Huskies forced 18 turnovers but committed only 10.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UVU
NIU
Points 76 86
FG Made-Attempted 22-50 (.440) 31-58 (.534)
3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 5-20 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 25-31 (.806) 19-24 (.792)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 8 10

2010-11 Season

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