Texas-El Paso vs SMU

SMU 57, UTEP 48

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DALLAS (AP) - Robert Nyakundi scored 14 points and Southern Methodist opened the game with a 25-7 run en route to a 57-48 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

The Mustangs (13-18, 4-12 Conference USA) will enter next week's conference tournament as the 11th seed and face sixth-seeded Marshall, while UTEP (14-16, 7-9) will be the No. 8 seed and faces No. 9 Houston.

Nyakundi opened the game with a pair of 3-pointers and a two-point basket as SMU took a 10-2 lead. Rodney Clinkscales finished off the opening-game surge with back-to-back 3-pointers that put the Mustangs ahead 25-7 with 6:38 remaining in the half.

UTEP, which hit just 3 of 13 shots and had five turnovers during that stretch, pulled within 33-24 by halftime but fell behind by as many as 21 points in the second half.

Julian Washburn led the Miners with 21 points.

Clinkscales had a season-high 11 for SMU.

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Scoreboard
Texas-El Paso (14-16)242448
Southern Methodist (13-18) «332457

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F368-153-450321
G. McCulley, F320-75-106125
J. Bohannon, C152-30-05124
J. Streeter, G221-30-02123
M. Perez, G80-20-01100
C. Cooper241-50-03203
D. Campbell230-22-44212
C. Lang231-22-45134
J. Ragland172-70-01006
Totals 15-4612-223591348
 32.6%54.5% 
SMU Mustangs
R. Nyakundi, F295-140-060414
L. Smith, F192-60-09434
R. Clinkscales, G274-80-042111
A. Patsevich, G271-30-02222
J. Samarrippas, G272-80-02335
S. Williams191-20-02223
C. Cunningham131-32-24124
L. Giles130-20-01000
J. Jones133-71-33018
R. Manuel131-24-40126
Totals 20-557-937152057
 36.4%77.8% 
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Seattle5-913-17280
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UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
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