Culpepper leads UTEP over Georgia Southern
EL PASO, Texas (AP)—Randy Culpepper scored 35 points and Stefon Jackson added 26 to lead Texas-El Paso to a 96-79 win over Georgia Southern on Tuesday night.
Twelve of Culpepper’s points came off 3-pointers. Kareem Cooper scored 14 points for the Miners (2-0). Julyan Stone finished with eight points, 11 assists and four steals.
Antonio Hanson scored 17 points to lead Georgia Southern (2-2). Julian Allen and Sandy Perry scored 15 points each. Ben Drayton had 11 and Willie Powers 10.
Georgia Southern led 41-39 at the half. The Miners took the lead for good at 50-49 with 16:46 left on a jumper by Jackson to start a 12-2 run.