Scores

Final

Marshall 74

(20-10, 8-7 C-USA)

UTEP 82

(22-8, 10-5 C-USA)

9:05 PM ET, March 2, 2011

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

1 2 T
MRSH 29 4574
UTEP 37 4582

Top Performers

Marshall: T. Baines 22 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast

UTEP: R. Culpepper 24 Pts, 2 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

UTEP 82, Marshall 74

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Randy Culpepper scored 24 points and UTEP shot almost 60 percent in an 82-74 victory over Marshall on Wednesday night.

UTEP (22-8, 10-5 Conference USA) is tied with Tulsa for second place, one game behind UAB.

Two Miners had double-doubles: Julyan Stone with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Jeremy Williams with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Claude Britten and Christian Polk scored 12 points each.

Tirrell Baines' double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds paced the Thundering Herd (20-10, 8-7), whose five-game winning streak ended. DeAndre Kane added 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and Damier Pitts scored 12.

UTEP shot 59.6 percent (31 of 52) to 38.9 percent (28 of 72) for Marshall. But the Herd outrebounded UTEP 47-31.

The Miners did not trail after falling behind 11-10 with 15:28 left in the first half, but they never led by more than 12.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
UTEP
Points 74 82
FG Made-Attempted 28-72 (.389) 31-52 (.596)
3P Made-Attempted 7-28 (.250) 5-12 (.417)
FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 15-25 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 12

2010-11 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
» Mar 2, 2011 @UTEP 82, MRSH 74Recap
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