No. 4 Arizona beats Miami 69-50 in Hawaii

No. 4 Arizona beats Miami 69-50 in Hawaii
December 24, 2012, 1:37 am
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Arizona head coach Sean Miller signals a play for his team in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Diamond Head Classic Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

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HONOLULU (AP) Mark Lyons scored 19 points, and No. 4 Arizona easily defeated Miami 69-50 on Sunday night at the Diamond Head Classic tournament.

Nick Johnson had 12 points, and Kevin Parrom added 11 for the Wildcats.

Arizona took a 14-point lead toward the end of the first half and pulled further away in the second, dominating on rebounds and spreading its offense among several players.

Miami went scoreless for a four-minute stretch of the second half. Arizona scored 10 points during the run to take a 26-point lead with less than three minutes remaining.

Arizona shot 48.1 percent (25 of 52) for the game.

Kenny Kadji led the Hurricanes (8-2) with 19 points, taking nearly half of his team's shots.