EL PASO, Texas -- Derrick Caracter scored a season-high 22 points and had 13 rebounds as UTEP won its sixth straight by defeating Houston 65-58 Wednesday night.
Aubrey Coleman led the Cougars (11-10, 4-4) with 27 points but was only 9 of 27 from the field.
UTEP is undefeated in the conference since a 75-65 loss to Houston on Jan. 13.
Caracter scored 15 of his points in the second half as UTEP rallied from a 30-26 halftime deficit. The Miners used a 9-2 run to take their first advantage, 39-38 with 14:12 to play, and they led the rest of the way.
Houston scored the game's first eight points and led by as many as 14 before halftime.