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Triple-double helps Utah Valley top Austin Peay

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Nick Thompson had the first triple-double in Utah Valley history and Ben Aird scored a career-high 26 points as the Wolverines defeated Austin Peay 84-77 Friday in the first round of the Dr Pepper Classic.

Thompson had 13 points, 10 rebounds and a school-record 12 assists for Utah Valley (7-8). Holton Hunsaker scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half. The Wolverines broke away from a 67-all tie in the final 5 minutes.

Utah Valley shot a season-best 61% from the field in handing the Governors their fifth consecutive defeat.

Travis Betran led Austin Peay (4-9) with 27 points. Anthony Campbell added 22 points for the Governors, who shot 48% in each half.

Alfonzo Hubbard had 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the Wolverines.

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