UTEP 89, Louisiana Tech 69

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Omar Thomas has 23 points and 12 rebounds
to lead UTEP past Louisiana Tech 89-69 on Friday night.

Giovanni St. Amant scored 18 points and Miguel Ayala had 17
points off the bench for UTEP (22-7, 12-4 Western Athletic
Conference), which remains in second place in the WAC standings.

Thomas was 12-of-12 from the foul line and also had four steals.

Paul Millsap scored 23 points and Donnell Allick had 15 points
to lead Louisiana Tech (13-12, 8-7). Wayne Powell grabbed 12

Louisiana Tech has lost three straight and falls to fourth place
in the WAC with the loss.