Scores

Final

UTEP 67

(16-12, 9-5 C-USA)

Rice 56

(5-23, 1-13 C-USA)

2:00 PM ET, March 2, 2013

Tudor Fieldhouse, Houston, Texas

1 2 T
UTEP 34 3367
RICE 24 3256

Top Performers

UTEP: J. Bohannon 10 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Rice: T. Jackson 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

UTEP 67, Rice 56

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- UTEP maintained its hold on the No. 3 seed in Conference USA with a 67-56 victory over Rice on Saturday.

The Miners (16-12, 9-5 Conference USA) got 10 points each from Julian Washburn, John Bohannon and C.J. Cooper to move closer to securing a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The top five seeds get byes in the opening round.

Jacques Streeter added seven assists and Cedrick Lang had 11 rebounds for UTEP, which outrebounded the Owls 42-26.

Tamir Jackson had 20 points for Rice (5-23, 1-13), which has lost eight straight. Julian DeBose added 14 points and Max Guercy had 11.

The Miners scored 10 straight points to take a 21-13 lead, were up 34-24 at halftime and began the second half with an 18-6 run to build a 52-30 lead with 10:18 remaining.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
RICE
Points 67 56
FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 19-52 (.365)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 7-20 (.350)
FT Made-Attempted 11-19 (.579) 11-14 (.786)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 24 5

2012-13 Season

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