Houston vs Texas-El Paso

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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Scoreboard
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
SMU17-130-513
Cincinnati16-230-612
Houston12-621-1154
UCF11-724-1269
Memphis9-919-13121
UConn9-916-17119
Tulsa8-1015-17132
Temple7-1116-16135
E. Carolina6-1215-18214
Tulane3-156-25298
So. Florida1-177-23316

Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339
 
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