Utah Valley State defeats UMKC 78-66


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Nick Thompson, Alfonzo Hubbard and Ben Aird scored 18 points each and Utah Valley State beat UMKC 78-66 Wednesday night.

Thompson was 8 of 9 from the field and had six assists and a team-high nine rebounds. Hubbard was 7 of 12 from the field, and Aird was 8 of 14.

Holton Hunsaker scored 11 points. Jason Johnson added 10 for the Wolverines (8-10).

There were eight ties in the first half, but Utah State led 31-27 at halftime and never trailed in the second half. Utah State shot 60.8 percent from the field for the game, while UMKC shot 51.9 percent. UMKS committed 14 turnovers, and Utah State made 25 points off of them.

John Burke led UMKC with 15 points. Nelson Kirksey and Thomas Staton had 10 points apiece. Fred Chatmon and Brad Reid had six rebounds apiece for UMKC (4-13).