Scores

Final

UTEP 96

(13-5, 4-1 C-USA)

UCF 59

(10-9, 2-3 C-USA)

    5:00 PM ET, January 23, 2010

    CFE Federal Credit Union Arena, Orlando, Florida

    1 2 T
    UTEP 44 5296
    UCF 41 1859

    Top Performers

    UTEP: R. Culpepper 39 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    UCF: K. Clanton 19 Pts, 6 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

    UTEP 96, UCF 59

    Associated Press

    ORLANDO -- Randy Culpepper scored 39 points and UTEP held Central Florida to 19 percent shooting in the second half as the Miners pulled away for a 96-59 victory on Saturday.

    UTEP (13-5, 4-1 Conference USA) won for the first time in three tries at Central Florida.

    Culpepper, who made nine 3-pointers, scored 25 points in the second half as the Miners won for the third consecutive time and handed the Knights their worse conference loss since joining C-USA in 2005.

    UCF's previous worse defeat came in a 94-61 loss to Memphis on January 28, 2006.

    Arnett Moultrie finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for UTEP.

    UCF (10-9, 2-3) went scoreless the first 5:04 of the second half, missing its first eight shots as UTEP extended a three-point halftime advantage to 52-41. An 8-0 run by Culpepper, including two 3-pointers, pushed the Miners lead to 60-45 with 12:12 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    UCF
    Points 96 59
    FG Made-Attempted 36-64 (.563) 19-59 (.322)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-25 (.440) 3-22 (.136)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-22 (.591) 18-31 (.581)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 37 5

    2009-10 Season

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