Scores

Final

SMU 57

(15-9, 6-4 C-USA)

UTEP 67

(19-5, 7-2 C-USA)

    9:05 PM ET, February 12, 2011

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    SMU 36 2157
    UTEP 32 3567

    Top Performers

    SMU: P. Dia 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    UTEP: C. Polk 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Stl

    Papa Dia's double-double not enough to save SMU

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Christian Polk scored 18 points and Randy Culpepper added 14 as UTEP remained atop the Conference USA standings with a 67-57 victory against SMU on Saturday night.

    The Miners (19-5, 7-2) are percentage points ahead of UAB, who improved to 8-3 in league play by beating Rice on Saturday.

    Papa Dia had 18 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for the Mustangs (15-9, 6-4). Collin Mangrum and Jeremiah Samarrippas scored 12 points each.

    A layup by Mangrum got SMU within 61-57 with 2:53 remaining, but the Mustangs were limited to one shot on their next three possessions, and all missed. UTEP sealed the victory with four free throws in the final 23 seconds.

    Julyan Stone scored 11 points and Jeremy Williams 10 for the Miners.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SMU
    UTEP
    Points 57 67
    FG Made-Attempted 23-48 (.479) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-21 (.333) 6-17 (.353)
    FT Made-Attempted 4-5 (.800) 15-19 (.789)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 9 10

    2010-11 Season

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