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.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.
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