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Texas-El Paso vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 64, UTEP 51

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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
 42%46.2% 
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
 45.3%64.3% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Grand Canyon0-07-7255
Seattle0-06-6281
UT-Pan Am0-05-7243
New Mex. St.0-05-9213
Utah Valley0-04-8275
UMKC0-04-9294
Chicago St.0-03-11339
Cal-Baker.0-02-10341

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion0-010-112
La. Tech0-08-4211
UTEP0-08-473
FAU0-06-4162
Middle Tenn.0-07-5196
Charlotte0-06-554
North Texas0-06-5259
Western Ky.0-06-5109
FIU0-06-6160
So. Miss0-05-5310
UT-San Antonio0-04-5262
Marshall0-04-8308
UAB0-04-9315
Rice0-03-7351
 
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