No. 3 Wildcats beat Tigers 72-53 in Maui

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LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) _ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.

Arizona (4-0) has struggled shooting from the perimeter this season and had another rough day from behind the arc, hitting a couple shots late to finish 5 of 16 from 3-point range.

The Wildcats made up for it on defense, holding Missouri (2-2) to 36 percent shooting while scoring 24 points off the Tigers’ 17 turnovers.

Freshman Stanley Johnson had 14 points for Arizona and T.J. McConnell nine assists to offset a 2-for-11 game from the floor.

Montaque Gill-Caesar led Missouri with 13 points.

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