Texas-El Paso vs Memphis

UTEP 60, Memphis 58

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Michael Perez scored 15 points and Jacques Streeter added 14 as Texas-El Paso used a second-half rally to defeat Memphis 60-58 on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers' Will Barton clanked a 3-pointer off the rim as time expired, giving the Miners (13-13, 6-6 Conference USA) their third straight win. UTEP had trailed 51-44 with 6:25 left, but used a 13-4 rally to overtake Memphis with 1:19 left.

The Miners would never relinquish the lead the rest of the way as Streeter finished the night shooting 4 of 5 from the field, including making both of his shots outside the arc.

Tarik Black led Memphis (19-8, 9-3) with 26 points and 10 rebounds.

UTEP was able to hold the lead down the stretch by converting 7 of 8 free throws in the final two minutes. Gabriel McCulley split a pair of free throws with 23.6 left to give the Miners their biggest of the game, 60-55.

Barton connected on a 3-pointer with 17.8 seconds left, and the Tigers forced a turnover on the ensuing inbounds pass for a chance to win. But Barton's last shot was off.

Memphis opened by scoring the game's first nine points as the Miners started 0 for 7 from the field. The Tigers' start allowed Memphis to hold a first-half lead of as many as 13, despite shooting under 40 percent.

Memphis was getting the ball inside to Black who was 5 of 7 in the half for 13 points to lead Memphis.

Both teams displayed inaccurate shooting in the first half, Memphis hitting at a 34.8 percent from the field (8 of 23), while the Miners hit 32 percent (8 of 25). Both teams had a handful of turnovers.

But nothing about the half seemed fluid. Even when Memphis jumped out to the early lead, it looked tolerable because UTEP was misfiring on everything.

Still, Memphis led 28-19 at the break.

UTEP cut into the Tigers lead with a 9-2 run to open the second half. Streeter's drive with 17:20 left pulled the Miners within 30-28.

Despite UTEP staying close the rest of the half, they were unable to overtake Memphis until a pair of free throws by Cedrick Lang with 1:19 remaining, gave the Miners their first lead of the game at 57-55.

UTEP would end the night shooting 44.2 percent (19 of 43), while Memphis was 37.5 percent (18 of 48).

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Scoreboard
Texas-El Paso (13-13) «194160
Memphis (19-8)283058

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F384-100-23139
G. McCulley, F363-93-412239
C. Lang, F182-42-22246
J. Streeter, G404-54-431114
M. Perez, G353-77-911315
J. Bohannon263-61-29257
J. Ragland70-20-00110
Totals 19-4317-2330102060
 44.2%73.9% 
Memphis Tigers
T. Black, F3710-136-10100226
F. Hall, F121-22-22114
W. Barton, G343-92-25329
A. Barton, G321-50-04213
C. Crawford, G261-60-01243
J. Jackson301-64-42117
W. Witherspoon221-73-53155
D. Stephens70-01-20021
Totals 18-4818-2527101858
 37.5%72% 
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

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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