EL PASO, Texas -- Christian Polk scored 25 points Tuesday night to lead UTEP past New Mexico State 73-56.
Polk was 8-for-13 from the field, 5-of-8 from 3-point range. Jeremy Williams had 18 points and six rebounds for the Miners (3-1) and Randy Culpepper added 15 points and seven assists.UTEP led 40-31 at halftime and stretched the lead into double figures in the first minute of the second half on a Polk jumper. The Aggies got within seven on two occasions in the half but no closer than that.Troy Gillenwater had 18 points and 14 rebounds for New Mexico State (2-4). Hernst Laroche scored 11 points. The Aggies led 9-4 in the first 5 minutes but fell behind for good at 15-13.