Texas-El Paso vs Clemson

UTEP 61, Clemson 48

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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 (5-5) «243761
Clemson (6-5)242448

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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
 51.2%83.3% 
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
 30.4%68.8% 
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cal-Baker.12-225-1075
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
UMKC8-618-17184
Utah Valley6-817-17205
Seattle5-913-17280
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Florida St.12-626-914
Louisville12-625-97
Notre Dame12-626-1023
Duke11-728-96
Virginia11-723-1118
Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
Other games
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
GTOWN 70
NWST 67 Final
Miss St 82
Nwstern 79 Final
CREI 87
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