Scores

Final

UTEP 61

(13-10, 6-4 C-USA)

Houston 79

(15-8, 4-6 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, February 13, 2013

Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
UTEP 29 3261
HOU 43 3679

Top Performers

UTEP: J. Washburn 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast

Houston: T. Thomas 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Houston 79, UTEP 61

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- TaShawn Thomas scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, Danuel House added 19 points and Houston rolled to a 79-61 victory over UTEP on Wednesday night.

Thomas was 10 of 19 from the floor and also dished out seven assists for the Cougars (15-8, 4-6 Conference USA), who shot 55 percent from the floor and outrebounded UTEP 36-22. Jherrod Stiggers chipped in 13 points off the bench, and Joseph Young had 12.

Julian Washburn led the Miners (13-10, 6-4) with 17 points. UTEP had won four of the previous five meetings between the schools.

Houston never trailed after the opening minutes and led 43-29 at halftime. The Miners pulled within 66-58 on Washburn's fast-break layup with 6:12 to play, but the Cougars closed the game on a 13-3 run.

Houston was 9 of 13 from 3-point range, including 7 of 10 in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
HOU
Points 61 79
FG Made-Attempted 21-47 (.447) 27-49 (.551)
3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 9-13 (.692)
FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 16-25 (.640)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 5 18

2012-13 Season

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