Rice vs Texas-El Paso

UTEP comeback tops Rice, 68-57


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EL PASO, Texas (AP) Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper each scored 17 points as Texas-El Paso roared back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Rice, 68-57 Saturday night.

The Miners erased the halftime deficit by scoring the first nine points of the second half and knotting the score at 30-30 in the first four minutes of the period.

The Owls rallied and led by as many as nine with nine minutes left. UTEP took the lead for good on a Cooper 3-pointer with 6:03 remaining and the Miners took control with a 15-2 run capped by a Cedrick Lang dunk with 1:26 left. Cooper closed the game out for UTEP by hitting four straight free throws and a jumper.

Vince Hunter finished with 14 points and nine rebounds for UTEP (16-6, 6-1 Conference USA).

Marcus Jackson scored 14 points and Sean Obi pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Rice (6-15, 1-7).

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