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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