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COL BKB: Arizona 72, Texas-El Paso 51

Nov. 16, 2012 at 12:27 AM

TUCSON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Brandon Ashley scored eight points during a game-closing 15-2 run Thursday that lifted No. 12 Arizona to a 72-51 win over Texas-El Paso.

The Miners moved within eight points with 7:50 to play and then managed just two points the rest of the way.

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Ashley had managed only one point prior to the late burst that ensured the Wildcats' win.

Mark Lyons led Arizona (2-0) with 17 points and hit three of the Wildcats' nine 3-pointers. Solomon Hill added 10 points.

Texas-El Paso (1-1) was credited with a mere 14 rebounds for the entire game to 33 for the Wildcats.

Jacques Streeter and the Washburn brothers -- Julian and Chris -- all had 10 points for the Miners.

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