Scores

Final

UTEP 66

(25-8, 11-5 C-USA)

Tulsa 54

(19-13, 11-5 C-USA)

    4:00 PM ET, March 11, 2011

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    UTEP 27 3966
    TULSA 28 2654

    Top Performers

    UTEP: R. Culpepper 26 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    Tulsa: J. Richard 11 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    Randy Culpepper leads UTEP into Conference USA title game

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- Randy Culpepper scored 26 points to lead UTEP to a 66-54 victory over Tulsa in the Conference USA semifinals on Friday.

    The third-seeded Miners (28-5) went on an 18-5 run in the second half to take the lead for good.

    UTEP will face the winner of the East Carolina-Memphis matchup in the conference championship Saturday.

    Justin Hurtt led the No. 2 seed Golden Hurricane (19-13) with 17 points while Joe Richard scored 11 and Jordan Clarkson 10.

    The Miners made just 9 of 20 shots from the field in the first half but hit 66.7 percent in the second to outscore Tulsa 39-26.

    Christian Polk finished with 13 points for the Miners.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    TULSA
    Points 66 54
    FG Made-Attempted 23-41 (.561) 21-54 (.389)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-9 (.556) 5-18 (.278)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 7-11 (.636)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 12 4

    2010-11 Season

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