UTEP beats East Carolina 88-67

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)—Randy Culpepper scored 25 points to lead Texas-El Paso to an 88-67 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.

Stefon Jackson added 19 points and Julyan Stone had 13 for the Miners (11-6, 2-1 Conference USA). Stone had seven assists and Jackson added six. Culpepper and Jackson also tallied four steals apiece.

Brock Young led the Pirates (9-7, 1-2) with 18 points and seven assists, and was the only player in double-figure scoring for East Carolina.

UTEP jumped out to a 12-2 lead early in the first half but the Pirates kept pace with the Miners throughout the frame, pulling within 41-36 at the break. But the Miners started the second half on a 25-12 run that sealed the victory.

Stone and Jackson also hit two 3s apiece, as the Miners were 8 of 17 from long range. The Pirates were 5 of 19.

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