EL PASO, Texas (AP) Bryson Williams had a career-high 33 points as UTEP romped past East Central Oklahoma 91-71 on Wednesday night.

Williams hit 15 of 17 shots and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Nigel Hawkins had 12 points and Daryl Edwards added 11 for UTEP, which earned its fifth consecutive victory to open the season. The Miners are off to their best start since the 2015-16 season when they started 6-0.

Matt Garriga had 16 points for the Tigers, a Division II school. Camron Talley added 15 points. Zac Neely had 12 points.

UTEP takes on New Mexico State on the road on Tuesday.


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