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Texas-El Paso vs Rice

UTEP 67, Rice 56

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HOUSTON (AP) - UTEP maintained its hold on the No. 3 seed in Conference USA with a 67-56 victory over Rice on Saturday.

The Miners (16-12, 9-5 Conference USA) got 10 points each from Julian Washburn, John Bohannon and C.J. Cooper to move closer to securing a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The top five seeds get byes in the opening round.

Jacques Streeter added seven assists and Cedrick Lang had 11 rebounds for UTEP, which outrebounded the Owls 42-26.

Tamir Jackson had 20 points for Rice (5-23, 1-13), which has lost eight straight. Julian DeBose added 14 points and Max Guercy had 11.

The Miners scored 10 straight points to take a 21-13 lead, were up 34-24 at halftime and began the second half with an 18-6 run to build a 52-30 lead with 10:18 remaining.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F274-112-441210
J. Bohannon, C204-42-282110
J. Streeter, G323-41-21718
K. Tucker, G282-80-05136
M. Moore, G242-40-06344
C. Cooper243-71-231110
C. Lang184-61-311019
C. Washburn183-52-43118
J. Ragland70-42-20002
H. Vint20-00-01010
Totals 25-5311-1942161567
 47.2%57.9% 
Rice Owls
R. Wilson, F240-32-22212
M. Guercy, G373-92-263211
J. DeBose, G366-111-132214
T. Jackson, G357-184-551220
A. Ramljak, G301-80-04123
B. Firozgary161-11-22033
E. Franshaw121-21-20043
D. Peera100-00-02000
Totals 19-5211-142691656
 36.5%78.6% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UTEP0-03-028
La. Tech0-04-1151
North Texas0-04-1203
Old Dominion0-04-11
FIU0-03-1306
Middle Tenn.0-03-1326
So. Miss0-03-1245
Charlotte0-03-220
Marshall0-03-227
UT-San Antonio0-02-2324
UAB0-02-3318
Rice0-01-2290
FAU0-01-3299
Western Ky.0-01-3313
 
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FLA 64
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MEMP 76 Final
UCF 67
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ND 64 Final
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GW 58
UT 65 Final
OKST 78
WYO 42 Final
NMEX 53
PORT 52 Final
GONZ 81
UM 76 Final
DUKE 79
KSU 64 Final
BAYL 61
IOWA 60 Final
IND 73
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LT 88
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