EL PASO, Texas -- Jacques Streeter scored 18 points and shot 5 for 5 from 3-point range to lead UTEP to a 63-54 win against SMU on Saturday.
Konner Tucker added 12 points for the Miners (10-7, 3-1 Conference USA), who never trailed.
After shooting a frigid 31.4 percent from the floor in its previous game at Tulsa, UTEP made 17 of 36 shots (47.2 percent), including 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
SMU trailed 28-21 before going scoreless for the last 3:09 before intermission, enabling the Miners to close the half on a 7-0 run. The Mustangs got no closer than eight points in the second half.
Nick Russell had 12 points for SMU.
UTEP's Tim Floyd won his first collegiate coaching matchup against Larry Brown after 16 encounters in the NBA. Brown went 11-5 against Floyd.
Thurl Bailey, a member of the 1983 North Caroina State title team, has helped get the Wolfpack an invitation to the White House to meet President Barack Obama on May 9.
It's about time for someone other than Duke and Kentucky to grab the top class. Could it be Shaka Smart and Texas in 2017?
Which teams have enjoyed the most NCAA tournament success since 2000? Kansas' recent run to the Elite Eight vaulted the Jayhawks up the list.
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