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UTEP 66

(7-6, 1-0 C-USA)

Tulane 57

(12-4, 0-1 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 9, 2013

    Devlin FIeldhouse, New Orleans, Louisiana

    1 2 T
    UTEP 28 3866
    TULN 26 3157

    Top Performers

    UTEP: M. Moore 9 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    Tulane: T. Drye 9 Pts, 9 Reb

    UTEP 66, Tulane 57

    Associated Press

    NEW ORLEANS -- Konner Tucker scored 14 points and Texas-El Paso defeated Tulane 66-57 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

    The Miners (7-6, 1-0), who led just 28-26 at halftime, outscored the Green Wave 38-31 in the second half. UTEP scored 18 of the first 23 points after the break to open up a 46-31 lead. Tulane (12-4, 0-1) would cut that lead to single digits with just under 4:00 left, but never got closer than five points.

    Tucker's 14 points included 12 on four 3-pointers. The Miners were 6 of 13 from long range, Tulane just 3 of 14.

    Overall, UTEP was 24 of 48 from the floor (50 percent) while the Green Wave hit just 20 of 60 shots (33.3 percent).

    Julian Washburn chipped in 12 points for the Miners, and Jacques Streeter added 10 with six assists.

    Ricky Tarrant led Tulane with 18 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    TULN
    Points 66 57
    FG Made-Attempted 24-48 (.500) 20-60 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-13 (.462) 3-14 (.214)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 14-23 (.609)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 15 0

    2012-13 Season

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