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Johnson, Ashley lead No. 5 Arizona past Rams 87-59
Arizona's head coach Sean Miller isn't happy with the play of his team in the first half against Rhode Island of an college NCAA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 in Tucson, Ariz. This is in the second round of the NIT. (AP Photo/John Miller)
November 20, 2013, 1:16 am

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Nick Johnson had 20 points, a career-high 10 rebounds and six assists to lead No. 5 Arizona to an 87-59 rout of Rhode Island and a trip to New York City for the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-off.

Brandon Ashley added 16 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 13 and Aaron Gordon 12 for the Wildcats (5-0), who play Drexel in the tournament semifinals Nov. 27 in Madison Square Garden. No. 6 Duke plays Alabama in the other semifinal.

Xavier Munford scored 20 on 6 for 16 shooting for the Rams, who never led. No other Rhode Island player reached double figures.

The Rams (3-2) lost their 21st straight against a ranked team.

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