Scores

Final

UTEP 56

(23-10, 12-4 C-USA)

Southern Miss 64

(27-5, 13-3 C-USA)

    8:00 PM ET, March 13, 2014

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    UTEP 24 3256
    USM 28 3664

    Top Performers

    UTEP: J. Washburn 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Southern Miss: M. Craig 12 Pts, 12 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Southern Mississippi beats UTEP 64-56

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Aaron Brown scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half and Michael Craig added 12 as Southern Mississippi advanced to the Conference USA tournament with a 64-56 victory over UTEP on Thursday night.

    Craig also grabbed 12 rebounds and the No. 4 seeded Golden Eagles (27-5) out-rebounded UTEP 45-28, including 20-7 offensive boards.

    Southern Miss opened with a 10-4 run capped by back-to-back dunks by Craig, but No. 5 seeded UTEP pulled ahead 24-22 on free throws by Jake Flaggert. Southern Miss led 28-24 at halftime after consecutive layups by Chip Armelin. Neither team hit a 3-pointer in the half on nine attempts each.

    Southern Miss used second-half runs of 11-3 and 9-2 to lead 51-37. UTEP rallied with an 8-0 run to close to 51-48, but got no closer.

    Julian Washburn led the Miners (23-10) with 16 points and Vince Hunter added 14.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    USM
    Points 56 64
    FG Made-Attempted 19-49 (.388) 25-61 (.410)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-22 (.136) 3-18 (.167)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-21 (.714) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)

    2013-14 Season

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