Scores

Final

Texas Tech 72

(4-1, 1-1 away)

UTEP 57

(4-2, 4-2 home)

    9:05 PM ET, December 4, 2004

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    TTU 35 3772
    UTEP 23 3457

    Top Performers

    Texas Tech: R. Ross 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 7 Stl

    UTEP: M. Ayala 12 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Texas Tech 72, UTEP 57

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Curtis Marshall had 18 points and seven rebounds and Texas Tech's defense shut down Texas-El Paso in a 72-57 victory Saturday night.

    Texas Tech (4-1) held UTEP to 37 percent shooting and forced 27 turnovers. The defensive effort was led by Ronald Ross' seven steals and Devonne Giles' 12 rebounds and six blocks.

    Omar Thomas led UTEP (4-2) with 18 points, but he also lost seven turnovers. Giovanni St. Amani had 11 points but lost eight turnovers. Miguel Ayala had 12 points and eight rebounds.

    Tech coach Bob Knight only played six players for substantial minutes and the Red Raiders led 35-23 at halftime. After UTEP pulled to within 43-41 six minutes into the second half, Tech went on a 25-5 run to put the game away.

    Marshall logged 40 minutes, Jackson scored 11 points in 38 minutes, Ross had 17 points in 37 minutes, and Giles played 35 minutes.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    TTU
    UTEP
    Points 72 57
    FG Made-Attempted 27-66 (.409) 22-59 (.373)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-9 (.333) 7-21 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-20 (.750) 6-8 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 12 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 4

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