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Hawkins, Gittens rally Florida International to 72-68 victory over UTEP

MIAMI (AP) — Javaunte Hawkins hit four 3-pointers and scored 20, Dashon Gittens added 19 points and Florida International rallied to beat UTEP 72-68 on Saturday.

Hawkins made half of his 14 shots for the Panthers (7-11, 2-1 Conference USA), who trailed 36-28 at halftime. Gittens was 6 for 8 from the floor and 6 for 7 from the free-throw line, adding four steals. Mohamed Sanogo had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists off the bench, sinking 5 of 7 shots.

Tae Hardy had 15 points, three assists and three steals for the Miners (9-8, 0-2). Freshmen reserves Trey Horton and David Terrell Jr. scored 14 and 10, respectively. Horton was 4 for 4 from 3-point range, while Terrell added four steals and three assists.

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