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Southern Miss. 64, UTEP 51


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - R.L. Horton scored 20 and Southern Miss erased a double-digit second half deficit to beat Conference USA-leading UTEP 64-51 Wednesday night.

Southern Miss freshman guard D.J. Newbill scored 15 and grabbed 16 rebounds, including a slam dunk on a put-back in the second half, which sparked a 20-4 run.

The Eagles (19-6, 8-4) took a 46-45 lead, their first of the game, with 7:12 to go on a three-point play by Gary Flowers, who finished with 13 points.

UTEP forward Claude Britten scored 21 to lead all scorers.

UTEP (19-6, 7-3) shot 50 percent (13 of 26) in the first half, but went just 11 of 39 from the field (28.2 percent) in the second.

The win was the fifth in six games for Southern Miss, which is one game in the loss column behind new conference leader Memphis.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Williams, F333-90-04037
C. Britten, C1810-111-420121
R. Culpepper, G405-163-325214
J. Stone, G401-70-29432
C. Polk, G372-60-02535
G. McCulley190-12-42142
J. Bohannon110-00-01020
I. Gordon20-00-01020
Totals 21-506-1328152051
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
G. Flowers, F366-141-141213
A. Johnson, G394-81-457311
R. Horton, G367-142-213120
D. Newbill, G365-74-5163315
M. Bolden, G140-30-02030
S. Stone201-20-03012
J. Ayarza141-41-21113
L. Page50-10-01010
Totals 24-539-1437151564
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.4-112-10163
Grand Canyon2-211-10262
Utah Valley2-27-11248
UT-Pan Am2-38-13311
Chicago St.0-44-17340

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Western Ky.7-014-566
La. Tech6-115-5106
Middle Tenn.5-212-8128
Old Dominion4-315-442
UT-San Antonio3-49-9249
North Texas2-58-11271
So. Miss1-66-12295
Other games
Wisc 62 Final
Purdue 70
GU 70 Final
UConn 78
S Florida 55 Final
XAV 74 Final
St Joe's 54
Louisville 54 Final
Cincinnati 63
VAN 64 Final
Georgia 56
DUKE 56 Final
Virginia 41
Iowa St 66 Final
Tx A&M 71
Okla St 55 Final
Texas 73
MONSW 66 Final
Utah St 100
N Mexico 62 Final