Williams, Utah Valley escape Seattle rally 77-72

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Isiah Williams scored 22 points Saturday night to propel Utah Valley to a 77-72 victory over Seattle.

Keith Thompson added 17 points and Holton Hunsaker 11 for the Wolverines (8-10), who had lost their last two. Ben Aird grabbed 12 rebounds.

Eric Wallace scored 18 points and Aaron Broussard put up a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Redhawks (3-10), who dropped their second in a row.

Utah Valley led 40-28 at halftime but had to fight off a late Seattle rally.

Cervante Burrell's jumper lifted the Redhawks into a 70-70 tie with 2:43 to play.

Hunsaker responded with a 3-pointer 42 seconds later before Burrell scored again to trim it to 73-72 with 1:32 left.

But Seattle missed four shots in the final 29 seconds, while Utah Valley went 4 of 5 from the line.

The teams will face each other again Friday in Seattle.