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NCAA Game Summary - FIU at Texas-El Paso



(Saturday, February 15th)

Final Score: Texas-El Paso 84, FIU 71

El Paso, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Vince Hunter scored 21 points and Julian Washburn added 20 for the Texas-El Paso Miners in their 84-71 triumph over the FIU Panthers in Conference USA action at the Don Haskins Center.

C.J. Cooper contributed 17 points and six assists for UTEP (19-7, 9-2 C-USA), which has won nine of its last 10. Cedrick Lang helped out with 12 points and eight rebounds.

Rakeem Buckles tallied 19 points, but also seven turnovers for FIU (13-13, 5-6), which has lost four of its last five. Tymell Murphy and Dennis Mavin each had 12 points and Jerome Frink chipped in 11.

The Miners entered halftime, leading, 39-21. They shot a scorching 66.7 percent from the floor in the first half, while limiting their foes to 30.8 percent.

The Panthers rallied a bit in the second, shooting 51.4 percent from the field. However, they went just 2-of-12 from 3-point range, while allowing UTEP to connect on 48 percent from the floor.

FIU lost despite scoring 22 points off of turnovers. UTEP won the rebounding battle, 35-29.

02/15 23:32:11 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5
 
Final
KAN 1
NYY 14
Final
COL 5
CIN 4
Final
PHI 3
NYM 6
Final
HOU 3
BAL 4
Final
BOS 2
MIN 7
Final
SFG 8
MIL 4
Final
WAS 2
CHC 1
Final
DET 0
OAK 4
Final
TEX 10
CLE 8
Final
ARI 2
STL 3
Final
MIA 2
PIT 4
Final
CWS 0
TOR 6
 
9th
SEA 3
TAM 1
 
6th
ATL 2
LOS 1
 
3rd
SDP 0
ANA 1
 
2nd
GSW 25
HOU 47
 
1st
CHI 0
ANA 2
 
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5