UTEP 70, SMU 64

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.