UTEP vs. Southern Miss: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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UTEP vs. Southern Miss: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(18-14, 4-10 away)
Southern Miss 85
(25-8, 15-1 home)
Venue: Bank of Oklahoma Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
UTEP 31 36 67
Southern Miss 48 37 85
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
UTEP C Cooper 20 M Moore 5 M Moore 3
Southern Miss D Davis 27 J Mills 10 N Watson 7

On Friday, Mar. 15, Texas-El Paso took on Southern Miss and was smoked by the Golden Eagles 85-67 in the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament. The game got away from Texas-El Paso early, as they dug themselves a 48-31 hole at halftime and never got back into it. The Miners remain winless against Southern Miss this season at 0-2. Julian Washburn got 13 points and three rebounds in the Miners loss. C.J. Cooper scored a career-high 20 points. For the Golden Eagles, Neil Watson got eight points on 60 percent shooting. Texas-El Paso (18-14) finished the regular season third in Conference USA with a 10-6 record in conference play. To get to the semifinals, Texas-El Paso beat Houston (80-69).

Texas-El Paso Game Notes

  • Texas-El Paso has lost 92 percent of the time this season (1-11) after recording 11 or fewer assists.
  • When the opposition shoots a three-point percentage of 42.9 percent or better this season, Texas-El Paso has lost 100 percent of the time (0-9).
  • C.J. Cooper recorded a team season high in three pointers attempted with 11.
  • The top two scorers (C.J. Cooper and Julian Washburn) accounted for 49.2 percent of the points.
  • John Bohannon has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 32 games this season.
  • This marks the first 20-point game of C.J. Cooper's career.
  • C.J. Cooper has three straight double-digit point games.
  • C.J. Cooper had career highs with 20 points, six field goals made, and four three-pointers.
  • Julian Washburn has five straight double-digit point games.

Southern Miss Game Notes

  • Dwayne Davis accounted for 31.7 percent of the team's points.
  • Jonathan Mills accounted for 34.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Dwayne Davis has led the team in scoring 11 times in 33 games this season.
  • Jonathan Mills has led the team in rebounding 17 times in 33 games this season.
  • This marks the 10th 20-point game of Dwayne Davis's career.
  • Dwayne Davis has four straight 20+ point games.
  • Jonathan Mills recorded the 13th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jonathan Mills recorded a double-double. It was his fourth this season and eighth of his career.
UTEP PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Julian Washburn311332000
BC.J. Cooper332001101
BMcKenzie Moore20653103
B-J. Streeter401023003
B-Cedrick Lang20641112
B-John Bohannon18450000
CKonner Tucker24510000
CChris Washburn11331003
USM PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANeil Watson38817200
ADwayne Davis352721003
AJonathan Mills3213101111
AJerrold Brooks331313100
AD. Boardingham18950000
B-Rashard McGill26960002
C+Norville Carey6230000
CCedric Jenkins9401001
-Deon Edwin3000000

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