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Texas Tech 72, UTEP 57

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Curtis Marshall had 18 points and seven
rebounds and Texas Tech's defense shut down Texas-El Paso in a
72-57 victory Saturday night.

Texas Tech (4-1) held UTEP to 37 percent shooting and forced 27
turnovers. The defensive effort was led by Ronald Ross' seven
steals and Devonne Giles' 12 rebounds and six blocks.

Omar Thomas led UTEP (4-2) with 18 points, but he also lost
seven turnovers. Giovanni St. Amani had 11 points but lost eight
turnovers. Miguel Ayala had 12 points and eight rebounds.

Tech coach Bob Knight only played six players for substantial
minutes and the Red Raiders led 35-23 at halftime. After UTEP
pulled to within 43-41 six minutes into the second half, Tech went
on a 25-5 run to put the game away.

Marshall logged 40 minutes, Jackson scored 11 points in 38
minutes, Ross had 17 points in 37 minutes, and Giles played 35
minutes.