Scores

Final

Houston 69

(19-12, 7-9 C-USA)

UTEP 80

(18-13, 10-6 C-USA)

    Coverage: CCSN

    3:40 PM ET, March 14, 2013

    Bank of Oklahoma Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    HOU 27 4269
    UTEP 32 4880

    Top Performers

    Houston: T. Thomas 15 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    UTEP: J. Streeter 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 12 Ast, 1 Stl

    UTEP 80, Houston 69

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. -- Julian Washburn led six UTEP players in double figures with 20 points and the Miners defeated Houston 80-69 on Thursday in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.

    UTEP (18-13), the No. 3 seed, will play second-seeded Southern Mississippi, an 81-66 winner over UAB, in Friday's first semifinal.

    Jacques Streeter had 13 points and 12 assists for the Miners. Konner Tucker scored 12 points, McKenzie Moore scored 11 -- all in the second half -- and Cedrick Lang and C.J. Cooper had 10 points apiece.

    The Cougars (19-12) only led once, at 16-15, but stayed close until UTEP took a 60-50 lead with 7 minutes to play.

    TaShawn Thomas led Houston with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Danuel House scored 12 and J.J. Thompson scored 11 for the sixth-seeded Cougars, who beat Rice in Wednesday's first round.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HOU
    UTEP
    Points 69 80
    FG Made-Attempted 28-67 (.418) 26-51 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 2-11 (.182) 7-16 (.438)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 21-30 (.700)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 1 15

    2012-13 Season

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