Texas-El Paso vs Tulane

UTEP 66, Tulane 57

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Konner Tucker scored 14 points and Texas-El Paso defeated Tulane 66-57 Wednesday night in the Conference USA opener for both teams.

The Miners (7-6, 1-0), who led just 28-26 at halftime, outscored the Green Wave 38-31 in the second half. UTEP scored 18 of the first 23 points after the break to open up a 46-31 lead. Tulane (12-4, 0-1) would cut that lead to single digits with just under 4:00 left, but never got closer than five points.

Tucker's 14 points included 12 on four 3-pointers. The Miners were 6 of 13 from long range, Tulane just 3 of 14.

Overall, UTEP was 24 of 48 from the floor (50 percent) while the Green Wave hit just 20 of 60 shots (33.3 percent).

Julian Washburn chipped in 12 points for the Miners, and Jacques Streeter added 10 with six assists.

Ricky Tarrant led Tulane with 18 points.

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Scoreboard
Texas-El Paso (7-6) «283866
Tulane (12-4)263157

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F405-132-260112
J. Bohannon, C192-31-23255
J. Streeter, G383-62-326010
K. Tucker, G364-92-232214
M. Moore, G243-53-69429
C. Lang184-60-15058
C. Cooper121-10-01112
J. Ragland101-30-02002
C. Washburn31-22-22024
Totals 24-4812-1838151866
 50%66.7% 
Tulane Green Wave
J. Davis, F403-123-59249
K. Timmons, F283-101-43018
T. Drye, F254-61-29029
J. Callahan, G372-80-05335
R. Tarrant, G355-157-810318
B. Cherry112-40-00214
K. Thomas91-10-00012
T. Bruha50-21-22021
L. Dabney50-10-00000
J. Hook50-11-22011
K. Mack00-00-00000
Totals 20-6014-233371857
 33.3%60.9% 
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

American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316
 
Other games
NEB 47 Final
MICH 62
BUTL 72 Final
STJOE 66
UGA 44 Final
FLA 77
IAST 89 Final
KAN 97
SYR 72 Final
PROV 66
LOU 73 Final
SETON 58
GT 70 Final
NCST 83
SILL 76 Final
WICH 82
MINN 84 Final
ILL 67
UNLV 60 Final
NMEX 65
SDSU 65 Final
FRESNO 62