Scores

Final

UTEP 53

(11-5, 4-0 C-USA)

Marshall 51

(7-9, 1-3 C-USA)

    7:00 PM ET, January 21, 2006

    Henderson Center, Huntington, West Virginia

    1 2 T
    UTEP 26 2753
    MRSH 24 2751

    Top Performers

    UTEP: E. Moreno 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl

    Marshall: M. Humphrey 14 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

    UTEP 53, Marshall 51

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Jason Williams made a layup with three seconds remaining to lift Texas-El Paso to a 53-51 win over Marshall on Saturday night.

    Williams and Edgar Moreno led UTEP (11-5, 4-0 Conference USA) with 12 points apiece.

    The Miners led throughout the second half, holding Marshall without a field goal over a five-minute stretch until Markel Humphrey banked a 3-pointer to tie the game with 13 seconds remaining. Humphrey led Marshall with 14 points.

    UTEP won its fourth straight game to remain in first place in the conference. Marshall (7-9, 1-3) lost its third straight.

    John Tofi scored eight first-half points to lead the Miners but went to the bench with his third foul early in the second half. He finished with 10 points. UTEP went on a 13-4 run afterward, taking a 39-30 lead on a 3-pointer by Kevin Henderson with 13 minutes remaining.

    Marshall used its defense to help close the deficit. The Thundering Herd forced 14 turnovers while committing a season-low seven.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    MRSH
    Points 53 51
    FG Made-Attempted 21-50 (.420) 19-60 (.317)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 5-24 (.208)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-9 (.778) 8-9 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 9 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 7 3

    2005-06 Season

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