Scores

Final

Mercer 74

(1-1, 0-1 away)

UTEP 87

(1-1, 1-1 home)

    2:00 PM ET, November 14, 2010

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    MER 33 4174
    UTEP 45 4287

    Top Performers

    Mercer: B. Moore 19 Pts, 13 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    UTEP: R. Culpepper 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    UTEP 87, Mercer 74

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Randy Culpepper scored 24 points to pace UTEP to an 87-74 victory over Mercer on Sunday in a regional contest for the national Legends Classic tournament.

    Christian Polk scored 17 points, Julyan Stone 13 and Jeremy Williams 11 for the Miners (1-1), who led 45-33 at halftime.

    The Bears (1-1) were led by Jeff Smith, who scored 22 points, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range. Brandon Moore finished with a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds.

    The Miners shot a blistering 51 percent (25 of 49) and won the rebounding battle 39-32.

    Mercer was charged with 17 fouls in the first half, and UTEP responded by going 17-for-21 from the line.

    UTEP's advantage reached 25 points with a little more than 10 minutes left. Mercer got no closer than 12 points with 3:15 left on two Moore free throws.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    UTEP
    Points 74 87
    FG Made-Attempted 22-54 (.407) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 5-12 (.417)
    FT Made-Attempted 22-33 (.667) 32-44 (.727)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 31 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

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