UTEP head coach Tim Floyd talked about the Miners tough win over a hard-charging Tulane Green Wave team, 69-65, in the Don Haskins Center. UTEP's ramped-up defensive effort in the second half helped it overcome a miserable night from Randy Culpepper as Tulane slowed the Conference USA Player of the Year, allowing him only 10 points. With a Memphis win, the Miners remain in a tie with the Tigers for first place in C-USA at 5-1.