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UTEP 58, Rice 47

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Jason Williams had 18 points, seven
rebounds and four assists to lead UTEP to a 58-47 victory against
Rice on Saturday night.

John Tofi, a starter relegated to bench duty while he nurses a
foot injury, had 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes for
the Miners (17-6, 9-1 Conference USA).

The balanced UTEP attack offset Jamaal Moore's 23 points for
Rice (11-13, 5-6). Moore was 8-of-10 from the field and 6-of-7 on
free throws and had a team-high six rebounds. The rest of the Owls
were just 10-of-32 from the field.

Will Kimble, Kevin Henderson and Stefon Jackson had seven points
apiece for UTEP, and Edgar Moreno had six points, seven rebounds,
five assists and two steals.