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State colleges: Holton Hunsaker scores 32 as Utah Valley beats Troy in double OT

Published December 8, 2012 9:57 pm

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Troy, Ala. • Holton Hunsaker scored 32 points, including a tying 3-pointer near the end of the first overtime, to lead Utah Valley to an 86-82 double-overtime win over Troy.

The Wolverines (5-6) also got double-figure scoring from Ben Aird (18 points, 11 rebounds), Jason Johnson (16 points) and Alfonzo Hubbard (11). It was Hubbard who followed Hunsaker's missed 3-pointer at the end of regulation and scored inside at the buzzer, tying it 66-66.

In the first overtime, Hunsaker atoned for that earlier miss with a tying 3-pointer to make it 73-all. In the second overtime, the score tied 79-79, Hubbard converted a 3-point play and Hunsaker made the last of his five 3-pointers for an 85-79 lead.

For Troy (4-6), six players, including all five starters, scored in double figures. Ray Chambers had 17 points.

Hunsaker shot 11 for 18 and committed just four turnovers.

Women's basketball

Notre Dame 109, Utah State 70 • In South Bend, Ind., the No. 5 Irish scored 66 points and shot nearly 70 percent in the first half as the Aggies allowed 100 points for the first time since 2003. Devyn Christensen scored a team-high 21 points for Utah State (2-7), which got to within 48-40 late in the first half before Notre Dame (6-1) scored the next six points.

Idaho State 69, Utah Valley 67 • In Pocatello, Idaho, Sammie Jensen became the fifth player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points at the Division I level, but her 16-point performance wasn't enough for the Wolverines (2-9).

Southern Utah 93, San Jose State 82 • In San Jose, Calif., Hailey Mandelko scored a career-high 27 points as the Thunderbirds matched a school record by hitting 15 3-pointers.

Mandelko was 6 for 10 from 3-point range and Andrea Jones went 4 for 6 from downtown for 14 points off the bench for Southern Utah (4-4).