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UTEP survives scare, beats Southern Miss 59-56

Feb 25, 2010 - 4:01 AM HATTIESBURG, Miss.(AP) -- Derrick Caracter and Randy Culpepper scored 17 points each and Texas-El Paso survived a scare to beat Southern Mississippi 59-56 on Wednesday night.

The Miners (21-5, 12-1 Conference USA) led 58-53 after Caracter's jumper from the top of the key with 53 seconds left, but a 3-pointer by Gary Flowers, who led Southern Miss with 15 points, made it 58-56 six seconds later.

Angelo Johnson got a steal for the Golden Eagles (16-11, 6-7) on the ensuing possession, but a couple of missed jumpers gave the ball back to UTEP. Culpepper's free throw with 13 seconds left gave the Miners their final margin.

Southern Miss' Josimar Ayarza's 3-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out.

UTEP opened the second half with a 15-6 run to lead 45-35 with 10:32 left. But Southern Miss wouldn't go away, putting together an 18-6 run in the final 7:36 to keep the game close.








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    UTEP 28 31 59
    SOUTHERN MISS 29 27 56 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: UTEP - DERRICK CARACTER 17, RANDY CULPEPPER
    17, MYRON STRONG 11
    SOUTHERN MISS - GARY FLOWERS 15, R.L. HORTON 11, ANGELO
    JOHNSON 10

    Feb 24 10:05 PM
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    Texas-El Paso 55, Southern Mississippi 53  2nd - 2:02Feb 24 9:58 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
    --- --- -----
    UTEP 28 28
    SOUTHERN MISS 29 29 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    UTEP - DERRICK CARACTER 11, ARNETT MOULTRIE 6,
    MYRON STRONG 6
    SOUTHERN MISS - R.L. HORTON 7, THREE PLAYERS WITH 5

    Feb 24 8:52 PM