DeKALB, Ill. -- Xavier Silas scored 26 points and Northern Illinois rallied in the final minutes to beat Utah Valley 86-76 on Friday.
Ben Aird's double-double led the Wolverines (6-8). Aird had 16 points and a game-best 13 rebounds. Holton Hunsaker scored 20 points but missed eight of his 10 3-point attempts. Shawn Deadwiler added 11 points and Isiah Williams 10.
Six free throws by Silas over a span of 57 seconds broke a 66-66 tie and provided the Huskies with a 72-66 lead with 4:37 to play. Northern Illinois trailed by no fewer than four the rest of the way.
The Huskies forced 18 turnovers but committed only 10.
Mike Brey is looking at former Notre Dame players to fill two assistant jobs that have opened up with the departures of Martin Ingelsby and Anthony Solomon.
Purdue's 2016-17 prospects got a jolt Wednesday when forward Caleb Swanigan announced he will return for his sophomore season.
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