UTEP defeats Texas Tech 96-78

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EL PASO, Texas (AP)—Stefon Jackson and Randy Culpepper could not be stopped as the two guards combined for 45 points in a 96-78 UTEP victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night.

Jackson scored 28 points on 8-of-16 shooting and Culpepper added 27 on an 8-of-18 night. Starting forward Arnett Moultrie added 15 for UTEP (5-4). Julyan Stone had 11 rebounds for the Miners.

John Roberson led Texas Tech (7-3) with 33 points and nine assists, but he and Damir Suljagic were the only Red Raiders to score in double figures. Suljagic scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.

UTEP led 43-34 at the half. The Miners shot 52 percent from the field to 49 percent for the Red Raiders.

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 Texas Tech
John Roberson John Roberson
10-18,  33 Pts
4 Rebs, 9 Assists
 UTEP
Stefon Jackson Stefon Jackson
8-16,  28 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists

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