UTEP holds on in overtime to win over SMU

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — John Bohannon scored six of his 20 points in overtime, helping UTEP keep two trends going with a 70-64 victory over SMU on Saturday night.

Michael Perez added 16 points and Gabriel McCulley had 15 for the Miners (9-9, 2-2 Conference USA), who scored the first five points of overtime — a McCulley 3-pointer and two Bohannon free throws — and hit foul shots in the final minutes to secure the win.

Jalen Jones led the Mustangs (9-8, 1-2) with 12 points.

UTEP led 52-48 with 3:46 left in regulation, but a Ryan Manuel three-point play and a London Giles layup gave SMU the lead with 1:03 left. Perez tied it with a free throw with 48 seconds to play but missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

UTEP has won of 19 of its last 20 conference home games and 17 of its last 18 meetings with SMU.