UTEP 36 38 74
Ntexas 21 33 54
Date of game: 3/2/2014

Recap: North Texas vs. Texas-El Paso

Denton, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Willms netted 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots as the Texas-El Paso Miners easily coasted past the North Texas Mean Green, 74-54, in a Conference USA tilt at The Super Pit.

C.J. Cooper scored 13 points, and Vince Hunter chipped in 11 with eight rebounds for UTEP (21-9, 11-4 C-USA). Julian Washburn added nine points, eight rebounds and four assists in the win, which ended a two-game Miners losing skid.

Alzee Williams led all scorers in the contest with 15 points for North Texas (15-14, 6-9). Jordan Williams contributed a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Maurice Aniefiok tallied 10 points and seven rebounds off the bench. The Mean Green snapped a four-game losing streak with the loss.

UTEP shot 46.2 percent from the floor in the first half, and connected on 9- of-12 from the free-throw line to take a 36-21 lead into the intermission. North Texas shot a dismal 21.9 percent in the frame, and missed all seven of its 3-point tries.

The Miners improved on their already impressive shooting mark in the second half, netting 59.1 percent of their shots and 10-of-15 from the charity stripe. The Mean Green barely improved in the period, shooting 29.4 percent from the field, including 2-of-10 from 3-point range.

UTEP won the battle in points in the paint, 28-16, and outrebounded North Texas, 46-33. The Mean Green had a 16-11 edge in points off turnovers.

Game Notes

Solid Blue News
NCAA Nixes Cal's Fund Idea
Coach wanted to set up scholarship fund for former players' kids, but can't due to recruiting guidelines. Video Video

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.