Scores

Final

UTEP 63

(12-6, 2-1 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 54

(11-6, 1-1 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, January 16, 2014

    Murphy Athletic Center, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

    1 2 T
    UTEP 27 3663
    MTU 29 2554

    Top Performers

    UTEP: V. Hunter 20 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Stl, 1 Blk

    Middle Tennessee: N. Hunter 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    UTEP propels past Middle Tennessee 63-54

    Associated Press

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Vince Hunter scored 20 points and UTEP pulled away from Middle Tennessee in the second half winning 63-54 on Thursday night.

    Jon Bohannon grabbed 11 rebounds and 8 points for UTEP.

    Middle Tennessee (11-6, 1-1 Conference USA) kept UTEP (12-6, 2-1) at bay leading 29-27 going into the half as both teams fought to maintain recent winning streaks.

    UTEP scored only 13 points over the first 10 minutes of the second half, but Middle Tennessee fared even worse, scoring just 8 points, squandering the halftime lead and trailing 40-37 on Julian Washburn's 3-pointer for the Miners.

    The Blue Raiders never threatened UTEP again and trailed by as many as 16 points with one minute remaining.

    Middle Tennessee shot only 32 percent while the Miners improved to 46 percent shooting with a stronger second half effort.

    Neiko Hunter scored 13 points and had 8 rebounds for Middle Tennessee.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    MTU
    Points 63 54
    FG Made-Attempted 23-50 (.460) 19-59 (.322)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-14 (.357) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 12-20 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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