Utah Valley beats New Mexico State 86-79
OREM, Utah (AP) — Kenneth Ogbe scored 22 points with four 3-pointers, Brandon Randolph added 17 points, and Utah Valley snapped New Mexico State’s 11-game win streak with an 86-79 victory on Thursday night.
Jerrelle DeBerry added 14 points for the Wolverines (18-8, 7-3 Western Athletic Conference), who beat the conference-leading Aggies by hitting 11 3-pointers and shooting 58.3 percent from the field.
After 10 lead changes and 12 ties, Ogbe’s 3 amid a 10-0 run put the Wolverines up 71-68 and they led by seven after his dunk with 1:11 left. The Aggies closed to 83-79 on A.J. Harris’ 3 with 27 seconds left, but got no closer.
Jake Toolson scored 14 points with five assists and Conner Toolson added 10 for Utah Valley, which led 41-37 at halftime.
Zach Lofton scored 19 points, Sidy N’Dir had 13 with six assists, and Harris added 12 points for New Mexico State (22-4, 9-1).