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Tulsa 78, UTEP 66

2/8/2004

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Fili Rivera scored 13 of his 20 points in
the second half as Texas-El Paso beat Tulsa 78-66 Saturday night.

Rivera was 8-of-13 from the floor and had six rebounds and four
steals for UTEP (17-4, 8-3 WAC). Roy Smallwood added 16 points and
10 rebounds for the Miners.

Anthony Price led Tulsa (7-14, 3-9) with 14 points. Jarius Glenn
and Charles Ramsdell scored 10 points apiece. Tulsa's leading
scorer, Jason Parker was held to eight points on 3-of-14 shooting.

UTEP led 41-33 at halftime, then Rivera scored eight points in a
12-2 run to open the second half. The Miners built the lead up to
57-37 midway through the half and were never threatened.

Omar Thomas scored 14 points for the Miners and Jason Williams
added 12.