UTEP 49, Tulsa 45
EL PASO, Texas (AP)—Miguel Ayala came off the bench to score 14 points, including three free throws in the final 23 seconds, to help Texas-El Paso defeat Tulsa 49-45 on Wednesday night.
Tulsa (10-16, 5-8 Conference USA) had pulled to within one at 46-45 on a free throw by Anthony Price with 25 seconds left in the low-scoring game.
Ayala hit 4-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-8 3-pointers. He hit 3-of-4 free throws. Jason Williams also had 14 points for the Miners.
Price led the Hurricane with 13 points.
The game was tied at 21 at the half.