Scores

Final

Rice 57

(6-15, 1-7 C-USA)

UTEP 68

(16-6, 6-1 C-USA)

    9:05 PM ET, February 1, 2014

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    RICE 30 2757
    UTEP 21 4768

    Top Performers

    Rice: S. Obi 5 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    UTEP: J. Washburn 17 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    UTEP comeback tops Rice, 68-57

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper each scored 17 points as Texas-El Paso roared back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Rice, 68-57 Saturday night.

    The Miners erased the halftime deficit by scoring the first nine points of the second half and knotting the score at 30-30 in the first four minutes of the period.

    The Owls rallied and led by as many as nine with nine minutes left. UTEP took the lead for good on a Cooper 3-pointer with 6:03 remaining and the Miners took control with a 15-2 run capped by a Cedrick Lang dunk with 1:26 left. Cooper closed the game out for UTEP by hitting four straight free throws and a jumper.

    Vince Hunter finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for UTEP (16-6, 6-1 Conference USA).

    Marcus Jackson scored 14 points and Sean Obi pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Rice (6-15, 1-7).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    UTEP
    Points 57 68
    FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-28 (.393) 6-13 (.462)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 22-28 (.786)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

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