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Miners dominate on boards, top ECU

By Al Myatt
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GREENVILLE Texas-El Paso used its size advantage to outrebound East Carolina 42-17 on Thursday night as the Miners took a 58-47 Conference USA basketball win in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

UTEP (17-6, 7-1 C-USA) got 15 points and three assists from C.J. Cooper. Julian Washburn, the son of former N.C. State player Chris Washburn, added 14 points with his dad looking on. John Bohannon had 12 point and 14 rebounds for coach Tim Floyd's club.

The Pirates led 11-4 on Caleb White's layup with 14:10 to go in the first half. The Miners responded with an 11-0 run and maintained the upper hand the rest of the way after a jumper by Cedric Lang put the visitors ahead 12-11 with 10:43 left in the first half.

UTEP had a 27-18 lead at the half.

The Pirates started the second half on a 10-5 run to pull within 32-28 on one of six 3-pointers on the night by Akeem Richmond.

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ECU senior guard Akeem Richmond broke his own school record for threes in a
season, draining six against UTEP in a 20-point effort. (W.A. Myatt photo)

The Miners subsequently expanded the second half lead to 13 points.

Richmond made six of 10 behind the arc to lead ECU with 20 points. Paris Roberts-Campbell had 12 points. Prince Williams came off the bench to add eight points. Brandan Stith contributed a team-high five rebounds in a reserve role.

The Pirates made nine of 20 3-point attempts for 45 percent but just four of eight free throws (50 percent). ECU converted 17 of 48 field goal attempts overall for 35.4 percent.

UTEP made 26 of 50 field goal tries for 52 percent.

The Miners visit Old Dominion on Saturday. ECU hosts Texas-San Antonio at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Roadrunners lost 69-61 at ODU on Thursday night.

Texas-El Paso 58, East Carolina 47

Date: Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014
Facility: Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Attendance: 4,764
Records: ECU 12-11 (1-7 C-USA); UTEP 17-6 (7-1)


Texas-El Paso 27 31 58
East Carolina 18 29 47

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