Jan. 27, 2012
OREM, Utah -- Utah Valley University carries its five-game winning streak into a Great West Conference matchup with NJIT on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. in the UCCU Center. The game can be heard live on 960 AM the Zone and will air on UVU TV.
The Wolverines (12-10, 2-0) held off Chicago State on Thursday night behind 18 points from Holton Hunsaker and 10 points and 16 rebounds from Geddes Robinson.
The Highlanders (9-10, 2-1) dropped an 80-63 contest at North Dakota on Thursday but come in having won three of their last four.
"NJIT is experienced and athletic," UVU head coach Dick Hunsaker said. "They score from multiple positions and ways on the court, putting a lot of pressure on our defensive matchups."
Isaiah Wilkerson scored 20 for NJIT at UND and leads the GWC with 16.1 points per game. Chris Flores, who on Monday was named the conference's Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks, averages 12.6 ppg.
UVU's Isiah Williams ranks third in the Great West with 14.7 ppg while Robinson's 10.6 rebounds per contest ranks first in the league and 12th in the nation.
The game against NJIT caps a four-game homestand for UVU. Next week the Wolverines begins a string of four straight on the road in the GWC with a trip into the Lone Star state at Texas-Pan American (Feb. 2) and Houston Baptist (Feb. 4).
The first 250 fans into Saturday's game will receive a pink t-shirt as UVU supports Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers. The Wolverines will also be wearing their new pink uniforms for the second straight time. Following the game, Kalai will perform an acoustic show for everyone in attendance.