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.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.
Tim Legler and Brad Daugherty analyze Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram, the top two picks in the NBA draft, and agree that Simmons will have a more immediate impact.
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