EL PASO, Texas -- Mckenzie Moore scored 14 points and UTEP clamped down on Tulane's top two scorers in a 62-50 victory Saturday night.
Jordan Callahan led the Green Wave (14-8, 2-5) with nine points. Josh Davis, who came into the game as the leading scorer (17.5 points per game) and rebounder (10.2) in Conference USA, was limited to eight points and two rebounds. Ricky Tarrant, who had been averaging 15.4 points per game, scored just two.
UTEP got 3-pointers from Moore and Jalen Ragland to close the first half on an 8-2 run and a 34-19 lead at the break. The Miners then scored the first six points of the second half to extend the lead to 21 points.
Purdue coach Matt Painter says players haven't used the fifth-year graduate transfer rule for its true intent.
The 2017 recruiting class is short on point guards, with Trevon Duval leading only eight prospects from the ESPN 60 who are still available.
The dust has settled after players made their NBA draft decisions. Which college teams won? Which lost? Well, Villanova is pretty happy. USC, meanwhile, might not be as thrilled.
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