Texas-El Paso vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss. 64, UTEP 51


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - R.L. Horton scored 20 and Southern Miss erased a double-digit second half deficit to beat Conference USA-leading UTEP 64-51 Wednesday night.

Southern Miss freshman guard D.J. Newbill scored 15 and grabbed 16 rebounds, including a slam dunk on a put-back in the second half, which sparked a 20-4 run.

The Eagles (19-6, 8-4) took a 46-45 lead, their first of the game, with 7:12 to go on a three-point play by Gary Flowers, who finished with 13 points.

UTEP forward Claude Britten scored 21 to lead all scorers.

UTEP (19-6, 7-3) shot 50 percent (13 of 26) in the first half, but went just 11 of 39 from the field (28.2 percent) in the second.

The win was the fifth in six games for Southern Miss, which is one game in the loss column behind new conference leader Memphis.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Williams, F333-90-04037
C. Britten, C1810-111-420121
R. Culpepper, G405-163-325214
J. Stone, G401-70-29432
C. Polk, G372-60-02535
G. McCulley190-12-42142
J. Bohannon110-00-01020
I. Gordon20-00-01020
Totals 21-506-1328152051
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
G. Flowers, F366-141-141213
A. Johnson, G394-81-457311
R. Horton, G367-142-213120
D. Newbill, G365-74-5163315
M. Bolden, G140-30-02030
S. Stone201-20-03012
J. Ayarza141-41-21113
L. Page50-10-01010
Totals 24-539-1437151564
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
So. Miss6-129-22331
North Texas2-168-22339
Other games
Wisc 62 Final
Purdue 70
GTOWN 70 Final
UConn 78
S Florida 55 Final
XAV 74 Final
St Joe's 54
Louisville 54 Final
Cincinnati 63
VANDY 64 Final
Georgia 56
DUKE 56 Final
Virginia 41
Iowa St 66 Final
Tx A&M 71
Okla St 55 Final
Texas 73
MONSW 66 Final
Utah St 100
N Mexico 62 Final