Scores

Final

FIU 71

(13-13, 5-6 C-USA)

UTEP 84

(19-7, 9-2 C-USA)

    9:05 PM ET, February 15, 2014

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    FIU 21 5071
    UTEP 39 4584

    Top Performers

    Florida International: R. Buckles 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

    UTEP: J. Washburn 20 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

    UTEP defeats Florida International 84-71

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Vince Hunter scored 21 points and Julian Washburn added 20 points with five assists to lead UTEP to an 84-71 victory over Florida International on Saturday night.

    UTEP led by double digits most of the second half before Dennis Mavin scored to pull FIU within seven points, 63-56 with 4:06 to play. The Miners answered with a 10-4 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Washburn and C.J. Cooper, to move ahead 73-60 with 1:48 left and lead by double digits for good.

    Cooper scored 17 points and had six assists for UTEP (19-7, 9-2 Conference USA), which bounced back after having its eight-game winning streak snapped Thursday by Florida Atlantic. The Miners are in a three-way tie for first in the conference with Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee.

    Rakeem Buckles scored 19 points to lead Florida International (13-13, 5-6). Mavin and Tymell Murphy each added 13 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    FIU
    UTEP
    Points 71 84
    FG Made-Attempted 26-61 (.426) 28-49 (.571)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-21 (.190) 7-12 (.583)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 21-27 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)

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