Scores

Final

Rice 64

(8-20, 1-13 C-USA)

UTEP 78

(22-5, 13-1 C-USA)

    9:05 PM ET, February 27, 2010

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    RICE 34 3064
    UTEP 45 3378

    Top Performers

    Rice: L. Ghoram 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    UTEP: J. Williams 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Blk

    UTEP 78, Rice 64

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Jeremy Williams hit 6 of 7 3-pointers and scored 20 points as UTEP defeated Rice, 78-64, in Conference USA play on Saturday night.

    Randy Culpepper hit four 3's and finished the game with 18 points. The Miners (22-5, 13-1) hit 12 of 25 (48.0 percent) from 3-point range.

    The Owls (8-20, 1-13) were not as hot from long range hitting just 6 of 19 (31.6 percent).

    Arsalan Kazemi led Rice with 12 points. Lawrence Ghoram added 11 points.

    Williams hit a 3-pointer with just 3-seconds left in the first half to give the Miners a 45-34 halftime lead.

    The Miners were leading 62-48 with 12:02 left when they went on an 11-0 run to lead 73-48 and put the game away for sure.

    UTEP finished in first place in the conference, while the Owls finished 12th (last).

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    RICE
    UTEP
    Points 64 78
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 29-52 (.558)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-19 (.316) 12-25 (.480)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-21 (.381) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 25

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