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UTEP 61, Clemson 48


HONOLULU (AP) - Michael Perez scored a career-high 25 points to lead UTEP to a 61-48 victory over Clemson in an opening-round game of the Diamond Head Classic on Thursday.

The Miners (5-5) also got 11 points from C.J. Cooper in winning their third straight.

K.J. McDaniels scored 13 points and Milton Jennings 10 to lead the Tigers (6-5).

UTEP advances to Friday's semifinals, and Clemson will be in the consolation round.

UTEP shot 51 percent, made 7 of 20 3-pointers and sank 10 of 12 free throws.

Clemson shot just 30 percent and committed 11 turnovers to six assists.

The Tigers led 29-24 early in the second half, but UTEP used a 17-11 run capped by Perez's three-point play to seize a 41-40 lead with 12:49 left.

The Miners led by 14 points after a finger roll by Cooper inside the final minute.

The teams were tied 24-24 at halftime.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
C. Lang, F332-31-17145
G. McCulley, F233-70-06046
M. Perez, G408-126-732125
J. Streeter, G342-42-21727
J. Washburn, G131-20-02102
J. Bohannon252-61-26025
C. Cooper224-70-012111
D. Campbell50-20-01000
J. Ragland50-00-00010
Totals 22-4310-1229131561
Clemson Tigers
D. Booker, F342-91-25125
C. Baciu, C61-30-01012
A. Young, G381-94-44206
T. Smith, G353-40-04247
R. Hall, G240-82-24112
M. Jennings246-80-040212
K. McDaniels214-83-440113
T. Sapp80-40-21020
B. Sullivan60-10-01000
B. Narcisse30-21-21011
C. Fields10-00-00000
Totals 17-5611-163061448
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-119-10114
Grand Canyon7-616-14276
Utah Valley4-910-18296
Chicago St.4-98-22336
UT-Pan Am3-99-19332

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Notre Dame12-424-528
N. Carolina10-620-918
Miami (Fla.)8-818-1167
N.C. State8-817-1240
Florida St.7-1015-15115
Wake Forest4-1112-16126
Georgia Tech3-1412-17117
Boston College2-1410-18177
Va. Tech2-1410-19215
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LOYM 63 Final
Kentucky 87
Md-BC 47 Final
Indiana 89
BRAD 66 Final
Michigan 77
FAIR 71 Final
UConn 79
Tulane 61 Final
Syracuse 80
Florida St 64 Final
Florida 82
Memphis 59 Final
GU 70
NWST 67 Final
Miss St 82
Nwstern 79 Final
UMOH 40 Final
Ohio St 69
Lehigh 81 Final
Mich St 90
Wisc-Mil 50 Final
MU 64
Illinois 74 Final
Missouri 78
STMA 59 Final
Baylor 72
Kansas 63 Final
USC 47
LB St 68 Final
XAV 58