Scores

Final

Charlotte 73

(10-4, 1-0 C-USA)

UTEP 68

(10-6, 0-1 C-USA)

Coverage: CBSSN

9:05 PM ET, January 9, 2014

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

1 2 T
CHAR 34 3973
UTEP 29 3968

Top Performers

Charlotte: M. Thorne Jr. 16 Pts, 14 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

UTEP: J. Bohannon 23 Pts, 8 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Charlotte beats UTEP 73-68 in C-USA opener

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Mike Thorne Jr. scored 16 points and added 14 rebounds as Charlotte carried a five-point halftime lead into a 73-68 victory over UTEP in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Terrence Williams matched Thorne's 16 points and Pierria Henry added 13 to lead Charlotte (10-4), which held a 41-27 advantage on the glass.

The first half saw four lead changes and six ties before the 49ers moved ahead for good with 4:19 left before the break. The scoring was evenly matched at 39 in the second half.

John Bohannon scored 23 on 7-of-9 shooting and Julian Washburn added 19 for the Miners (10-6), whose five-game winning streak was snapped.

UTEP was without three players -- Justin Crosgile, McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland- after the university announced Tuesday that they were no longer on the team because of betting on sporting events.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHAR
UTEP
Points 73 68
FG Made-Attempted 26-54 (.481) 23-55 (.418)
3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 6-24 (.250)
FT Made-Attempted 15-22 (.682) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)

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