EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Jason Williams had 17 points, 11 rebounds
and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, and Stefon
Jackson scored 22 points as UTEP beat Lipscomb 85-66 in the opening
round of the National Invitation Tournament on Tuesday night.
UTEP (21-9) hit a season-high 14 3-pointers and never trailed in
its first NIT appearance since 2001.
James Poindexter scored 23 points to lead Lipscomb (21-11).
Playing in their first postseason tournament as a Division I
school, the Bisons trailed big early after shooting just 36 percent
from the floor in the first half.
Entering the tournament, the most 3-pointers the Miners had made
in one game this season was eight.
Jackson, who was 8-of-11 from the floor, made four 3-pointers
and Henderson had three. Williams, whose 10 assists were one more
than Lipscomb had as a team, made both his 3-point attempts.
Eddie Ard scored 12 points and was the only other Lipscomb
player in double figures.