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Texas-Arlington defeats New Mexico State 68-47
Saturday, Dec 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP)—Kevin Butler scored 18 points and Drew Charles added 12 to lead Texas-Arlington to a 68-47 victory against New Mexico State on Saturday night.

Brandon Edwards had 11 rebounds and Jordan Reves five blocked shots for the Mavericks (6-3, 1-0 WAC), who were victorious in their first and last WAC opener. UT-Arlington, after arriving from the Southland Conference, departs for the Sun Belt in 2013.

Daniel Mullings had 21 points and Sim Bhullar 14 points and five blocks for the Aggies (6-7, 0-1).

A 17-5 run over an 8:32 stretch in the second half gave the Mavericks permanent control. Edwards had six points during the surge, which culminated on Karol Gruszecki’s 3-pointer that gave UT-Arlington a 54-32 cushion with 10:33 remaining.

New Mexico State leads the all-time series 10-2, but the Mavericks have won the last two meetings.

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Daniel Mullings Daniel Mullings
7-9,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
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Kevin Butler Kevin Butler
7-11,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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