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Thursday, February 27 2014, 10:56 PM MST
Utah Valley State nips New Mexico State 66-61, OT
OREM, Utah (AP) — Ben Aird scored 21 points and Keawe Enos hit clutch free throws as Utah Valley State topped New Mexico State 66-61 in overtime on Thursday in a showdown of Western Athletic Conference co-leaders.

Enos hit three free throws with 4 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and hit four more in the last 11 seconds to ice it. He finished with 11 points for the Wolverines (17-10, 11-3) and Zach Nelson added 10.

Daniel Mullings led the Aggies (21-9, 10-4) with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Sim Bhullar had 10 points, 14 rebounds and 6 blocks.

Utah Valley closed regulation with an 8-1 run over the last 2½-minutes as the Aggies were struggling at the line, finishing 15 for 30.

A 3-pointer from D.K. Eldridge put New Mexico State up 56-55 with 3:26 left but Utah Valley scored seven straight, four from Aird, who had six in overtime.

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Utah Valley State nips New Mexico State 66-61, OT

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