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Miners Open Conference Play With a 66-57 Win Over Tulane

UTEP Men's Basketball
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UTEP’s brutal non-conference schedule is finally over, and they are now entering conference play.  The young Miners have not been great on the road the last two seasons, but they kicked off league play with a nine point win over Tulane.

Coming into the game, UTEP was a misleading 6-6 while Tulane was a misleading 12-3.  You see, the Miners played the likes of Arizona, UNLV, Clemson, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, and Colorado State.

The Green Wave padded their record against the likes of Nebraska-Omaha, Chicago State, Southern, Bethune-Cookman, and Nicholls State.

Tonight in the ‘big easy,’ the Miners jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back.  Konner Tucker found his fine shooting form, leading the way with 14 points.  All four of Tucker’s field goals came from beyond the arc.

Julian Washburn and Jacques Streeter finished with 12 points and 10 points respectively.  Big Cedric Lang came off the bench to score eight points.

Tulane struggled mightily from the field.  The Green Wave shot a paltry 33% for the game.  UTEP had a rare win on the boards, outrebounding Tulane 33-31.

Next up will the conference home opener against Marshall on Wednesday.

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