Southern Miss. 49, UTEP 56Jan 17, 2010 - 4:34 AM EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Arnett Moultrie scored 15 points and UTEP never trailed in defeating Southern Mississippi 56-49 Saturday night.
Despite holding the lead from the first 30 seconds of the game, it was close much of the way for the Miners (11-5, 2-1 Conference USA). It was 25-22 at halftime and after UTEP built the lead to as many as 13 points in the second half, Southern Miss got within six points in the final minute.
Derrick Caracter scored 11 points for the Miners and Julyan Stone had 10 rebounds. Stone also made a pair of free throws which pushed the margin back to eight points in the final minute.
Gary Flowers led all scorers with 17 points for the Golden Eagles (10-7, 0-3). Buchi Awaji had 10 points.
- NCAA BB
SOUTHERN MISS 49
UTEP 56 FINAL
Jan 16 10:59 PM
- NCAA BB
HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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SOUTHERN MISS 22 22
UTEP 25 25 HALFTIME
HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
SOUTHERN MISS - GARY FLOWERS 9, BUCHI AWAJI 5,
JOSIMAR AYARZA 4
UTEP - ARNETT MOULTRIE 11, JEREMY WILLIAMS 6,
MYRON STRONG 4
Jan 16 9:49 PM
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