UTEP (13-8, 6-2 C-USA) shot 51.1 percent from the field and had 21 assists as a team. The Miners, which have won seven of their last nine contests, led 35-21 at halftime and led by as many as 19 in the second half.
Rice (5-17, 1-7) shot 41.2 percent from the floor but was 6 of 17 from beyond the arc. Tamir Jackson led all scorers for the Owls with 12 points, Max Guercy had 11 and Austin Ramljak chipped in with 10.
The Owls have lost 10 of their last 12 games.
DouDou Gueye, a 6-foot-10 center from Senegal, has signed with Ball State as a graduate transfer from South Carolina State.
Duke freshman point guard Derryck Thornton Jr. is transferring to USC, his father announced on Friday to Scout.com.
We have changes at the top of the draft and a shakeup in the lottery, with teams starting to make their final decisions. Get the latest in Chad Ford's Mock Draft 9.0.
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