EL PASO, Texas -- Jacques Streeter scored 18 points and shot 5 for 5 from 3-point range to lead UTEP to a 63-54 win against SMU on Saturday.
Konner Tucker added 12 points for the Miners (10-7, 3-1 Conference USA), who never trailed.
After shooting a frigid 31.4 percent from the floor in its previous game at Tulsa, UTEP made 17 of 36 shots (47.2 percent), including 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
SMU trailed 28-21 before going scoreless for the last 3:09 before intermission, enabling the Miners to close the half on a 7-0 run. The Mustangs got no closer than eight points in the second half.
Nick Russell had 12 points for SMU.
UTEP's Tim Floyd won his first collegiate coaching matchup against Larry Brown after 16 encounters in the NBA. Brown went 11-5 against Floyd.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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