Texas-El Paso vs Houston

Houston 81, UTEP 76

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HOUSTON (AP) - Jonathon Simmons scored 25 points and Houston rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat UTEP 81-76 in overtime on Saturday night.

Simmons' three-point play with 34 seconds left in the extra period gave the Cougars the lead for good at 77-76. The final score was Houston's largest lead of the game.

TaShawn Thomas had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars (11-9, 3-4 Conference USA), and Alandise Harris had 15 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas also blocked four shots.

UTEP led 38-23 late in the first half, but Houston rallied and finally went ahead 64-63 with 2:04 left, capping a 9-0 run.

John Bohannon led the Miners (10-11, 3-4) with 17 points and 13 rebounds. His layup with 50 seconds left made it 66-66. Julian Washburn had 16 points and eight rebounds for UTEP.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F376-111-282416
G. McCulley, F184-83-431511
J. Bohannon, C386-95-8132217
M. Perez, G425-141-123412
J. Streeter, G422-72-23426
C. Lang253-50-04056
C. Cooper202-62-20017
K. Perry30-01-21001
Totals 28-6015-2136122376
 46.7%71.4% 
Houston Cougars
T. Thomas, F366-114-6122016
A. Harris, F333-99-11122315
J. Simmons, G4310-184-561025
J. Thompson, G345-110-012110
D. Thibodeaux, G322-82-34127
J. Young273-40-01128
L. Gibson90-40-02030
K. Van Slyke80-20-00040
J. Jones30-00-00000
Totals 29-6719-254091581
 43.3%76% 
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E. Carolina5-1013-15225
Tulane2-135-22284
So. Florida1-147-19293
 
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