Scores

Final

UTEP 78

(20-5, 11-1 C-USA)

Tulsa 70

(19-8, 8-5 C-USA)

    4:00 PM ET, February 20, 2010

    Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    UTEP 43 3578
    TULSA 26 4470

    Top Performers

    UTEP: R. Culpepper 29 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Tulsa: B. Uzoh 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    UTEP 78, Tulsa 70

    Associated Press

    TULSA, Okla. -- Randy Culpepper scored 29 points to help Texas-El Paso remain atop the Conference USA with a 78-70 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.

    The Miners (20-5, 11-1) put the game away early, keeping Tulsa (19-8, 8-5) to just 25 percent shooting in the first half while rolling to a 43-26 lead at the break.

    Culpepper had 15 points in the period, including a trio of 3-pointers, while Derrick Caracter was also in double figures with 10. Caracter finished with 16 points.

    The Hurricane's loss was their second at home in a week following a 23-game home win streak.

    Ben Uzoh had 22 points, Jerome Jordan 19 and Justin Hurtt 15 for Tulsa.

    UTEP had no problems with Tulsa's man-to-man defense, as Caracter bulled inside and Culpepper shot 3-pointers and drove to the basket with equal effect.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    TULSA
    Points 78 70
    FG Made-Attempted 29-57 (.509) 23-61 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-19 (.316)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-19 (.842) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 20 2

    2009-10 Season

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