Tulsa 35 39 74
UTEP 27 43 70
Date of game: 2/9/2013

Recap: Texas-El Paso vs. Tulsa

El Paso, TX (Sports Network) - D'Andre Wright scored a career-high 25 points off the bench as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane held off the Texas-El Paso Miners, 74-70, in a Conference USA matchup at the Don Haskins Center.

Wright also added eight rebounds for Tulsa (13-11, 5-5 C-USA), which had lost its previous three games. Kauri Black chipped in 13 points for the Golden Hurricane, Rashad Ray netted 12 points, and Scottie Haralson handed out eight assists.

For UTEP (13-9, 6-3), Konner Tucker scored 17 points and McKenzie Moore poured in 14 points off the bench. Jacques Streeter had 11 points, Julian Washburn pitched in 10 points, and Cedrick Lang tallied eight points and 15 rebounds for the Miners, who had won back-to-back games coming into tonight's matchup.

Tulsa dominated the first half, outshooting UTEP from the field, 51.9 percent to 25 percent, as it took a 35-27 lead at intermission. The Miners were able to keep the game close by shooting 12-of-17 from the foul line in the opening 20 minutes.

The Miners improved after the break, and thanks to a 15-6 run, they took a 51-50 lead with just under 10 minutes to play. After exchanging a few leads, Tulsa broke a 58-58 tie on a Haralson 3-pointer with 3:57 to play, and it never surrendered its advantage from there.

Tulsa outscored UTEP in the paint, 34-24.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Kyle Busch's chances of making the Chase

Kyle Busch won Sunday's road course race in Sonoma, California, but he still has a long way to go to become eligible for a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Extra Points: Bennett is far down on Seahawks' list

NFL players have a very short shelf life to make significant amounts of money so it's tough to fault anyone who has outperformed a contract when they go knocking on the door to ask for more.

Mackanin to remain Phillies interim manager

Pete Mackanin will remain interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Report: Thunder sign Singler to extension

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly retained restricted free agent forward Kyle Singler with a five-year contract extension.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.