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Barbee Blames Himself As Miners Outscore AU

Varez Ward drives to the basket.

Auburn's trip to Hawaii ended with a disappointing loss to the hot-shooting UTEP Miners.

Honolulu--Despite a game-high 24 points from senior forward Kenny Gabriel and a good performance by sophomore guard Varez Ward, Auburn dropped an 83-76 basketball decision to UTEP in the third place game at the Diamond Head Classic on Christmas Day. The Tigers finished 1-2 on their Hawaii trip and fell to 8-3. The Miners improved to 6-6 with the victory. Coach Tony Barbee said a poor defensive...

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