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Marshall 72, UTEP 70

NEW ORLEANS -- Chantelle Handy hit an 18-foot jumper with 3 seconds left in overtime to give seventh-seeded Marshall a 72-70 victory over second-seeded Texas-El Paso in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

UTEP's Jareica Hughes, who raced the length of the court for a layup to force overtime, missed a desperation 3-pointer at the final buzzer.

Handy took over in the extra session, scoring seven of her 15 points, including a 3-pointer that tied the score at 68.

Alyssa Hammond also had 15 points for Marshall (17-14), which trailed by eight with 4 minutes left in regulation before scoring 11 straight points.

Fannie Goodwin led UTEP (18-12) with a season-high 24 points, but the Miners couldn't hold on after leading most of the way. Hughes, a first-team all-conference selection, added 17 points but went scoreless in overtime.