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UTEP 80, Houston 69

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Julian Washburn led six UTEP players in double figures with 20 points and the Miners defeated Houston 80-69 on Thursday in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.

UTEP (18-13), the No. 3 seed, will play second-seeded Southern Mississippi, an 81-66 winner over UAB, in Friday's first semifinal.

Jacques Streeter had 13 points and 12 assists for the Miners. Konner Tucker scored 12 points, McKenzie Moore scored 11 - all in the second half - and Cedrick Lang and C.J. Cooper had 10 points apiece.

The Cougars (19-12) only led once, at 16-15, but stayed close until UTEP took a 60-50 lead with 7 minutes to play.

TaShawn Thomas led Houston with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Danuel House scored 12 and J.J. Thompson scored 11 for the sixth-seeded Cougars, who beat Rice in Wednesday's first round.

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Houston (19-12)274269
Texas-El Paso (18-13) «324880
HOU:T. Thomas 15 Pts
HOU:T. Thomas 11 Reb
HOU:T. Womack 6 Ast
UTEP:J. Washburn 20 Pts
UTEP:M. Moore 8 Reb
UTEP:J. Streeter 12 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HoustonTexas-El Paso
HOU
TaShawn Thomas
UTEP
Jacques Streeter
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
1511113412
Houston Cougars
J. Young, G304-130-01038
T. Thomas, F296-103-4111215
D. House, F285-101-221412
T. Womack, G283-41-13627
M. McLean, F80-20-01030
L. Barnes, G243-91-27247
L. Gibson, F172-70-06014
J. Stiggers, G150-23-43223
B. Morris, G120-20-01110
J. Thompson, G64-62-211211
J. Richardson, F31-20-00022
D. Brooks, GDid Not Play
J. Jones, GDid Not Play
V. Izundu, CDid Not Play
L. Paye, GDid Not Play
Totals 28-6711-1536142669
 41.8%73.3% 
Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, G-F409-161-231320
J. Streeter, G333-65-6412013
C. Lang, F334-62-551210
K. Tucker, G313-104-411212
J. Bohannon, C151-20-25042
M. Moore, G252-47-981211
C. Cooper, G174-70-010210
C. Washburn, F50-02-20002
J. Ragland, G-F10-00-00000
T. Tafoya, GDid Not Play
M. Moore, FDid Not Play
H. Vint, CDid Not Play
T. Howard, G-FDid Not Play
M. Willms, CDid Not Play
Totals 26-5121-3027161580
 51.0%70.0% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulsa8-015-542
SMU8-117-422
Cincinnati6-215-525
Memphis6-313-777
Temple5-314-747
Connecticut4-311-882
Tulane4-513-8183
UCF2-79-11210
E. Carolina1-68-12258
So. Florida1-77-14227
Houston0-88-12255

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
La. Tech7-116-596
Western Ky.7-114-669
UAB6-210-11180
Old Dominion5-316-443
UTEP5-313-7102
Middle Tenn.5-312-9143
UT-San Antonio4-410-9235
Rice3-46-13299
Charlotte3-59-11158
FIU2-49-10201
North Texas2-58-11265
Marshall2-66-15301
FAU1-58-9251
So. Miss1-76-13309
 
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