Houston 69 at UTEP 80

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UTEP beats Houston 80-69 in Conference USA
Thursday, Mar 14, 2013

TULSA, Okla. (AP)—Julian Washburn led six UTEP players in double figures with 20 points and the Miners defeated Houston 80-69 on Thursday in the Conference USA tournament quarterfinals.

UTEP (18-13), the No. 3 seed, will play second-seeded Southern Mississippi, an 81-66 winner over UAB, in Friday’s first semifinal.

Jacques Streeter had 13 points and 12 assists for the Miners. Konner Tucker scored 12 points, McKenzie Moore scored 11—all in the second half—and Cedrick Lang and C.J. Cooper had 10 points apiece.

The Cougars (19-12) only led once, at 16-15, but stayed close until UTEP took a 60-50 lead with 7 minutes to play.

TaShawn Thomas led Houston with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Danuel House scored 12 and J.J. Thompson scored 11 for the sixth-seeded Cougars, who beat Rice in Wednesday’s first round.

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TaShawn Thomas TaShawn Thomas
6-10,  15 Pts
11 Rebs, 1 Assists
Jacques Streeter Jacques Streeter
3-6,  13 Pts
4 Rebs, 12 Assists

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