EL PASO, Texas -- Shaquille Harrison scored 15 points as Tulsa held off Texas-El Paso 65-60 on Thursday.
Despite shooting 2 of 19 from beyond the arc, the Golden Hurricane (16-12, 11-3) tied for the Conference USA lead with three other teams, while UTEP (20-9, 10-4) dropped a game back.
Tulsa ended the first half with an 8-2 run and led 30-24 at the break.
The teams were tied at 48 with 6:05 left, but D'Andre Wright and Harrison made back-to-back buckets, then Harrison added a dunk to send Tulsa up by six. UTEP got it to three with 49 seconds left after a pair of Julian Washburn free throws but the Miners missed two 3-pointers in the last 30 seconds.