Utah 81, UTEP 69

Key stretch: After the Miners came out with seven straight points to open the second half, the Utes went on a 16-5 run to push the lead to 15.

Key stat: The Utes held UTEP to 20.6 percent shooting in the first half and 34.8 percent for the game.

Top performance: Luke Nevill led the Utes with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

Overall record: 18-14

Up next: at Tulsa on Monday

            

FG FT Utah Min M-A M-A RB A PF PTBorha 25 1-4 5-6 4 2 1 7Brown 21 2-3 5-6 3 0 0 9Bryant 32 4-14 6-6 2 0 1 17Drca 19 2-5 4-4 3 1 5 9Green 32 3-8 1-1 11 3 3 8Grim 6 1-1 0-1 0 0 2 2Kepkay 25 3-8 2-3 4 4 3 9Nevill 26 5-12 6-6 12 4 3 16Tillie 14 2-3 0-0 3 0 4 4Totals 200 23-58 29-33 42 14 22 81 FG FT UTEP Min M-A M-A RB A PF PTCulpepper 30 6-14 1-2 7 0 4 14Jackson 38 9-20 1-2 8 0 3 20Kilgore 27 2-12 4-8 6 5 2 8McCulley 11 1-5 2-2 3 0 1 5Ramalho 26 0-4 3-6 5 0 5 3Stone 33 2-5 0-0 9 7 1 5Watts 23 4-7 4-5 1 0 2 14Totals 200 24-69 14-23 40 12 24 69 PCT: Utah, FG .397, FT .879; UTEP, FG .348, FT .609.

3PTS: Utah 6-21 (Bryant 3-10, Drca 1-3, Green 1-4, Kepkay 1-3), UTEP 7-19 (Culpepper 1-5, Jackson 2-5, McCulley 1-3, Stone 1-2, Watts 2-3). BLK: Utah 2 (Nevill, Green), UTEP 3 (Ramalho, Sampson, Culpepper). TO: Utah 15, UTEP 10. STL: Utah 4 (Green 2, Tillie, Brown), UTEP 6 (Stone 3, Kilgore 2, McCulley).