UTEP 83, Auburn 76

John Bohannon tied his career high with 20 points and grabbed
nine rebounds to lead UTEP to an 83-76 victory over Auburn on
Sunday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic.

The 6-foot-10 center was one of five players in double figures
for the Miners (6-6). Michael Perez scored 18 points, Jacques
Streeter added 12 and Gabriel McCulley and Cedrick Lang had 10
apiece.

Kenny Gabriel scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Tigers
(8-3), who also got 18 from Varez Ward and 16 from Josh
Langford.

It was the third meeting between the schools. UTEP won both
previous meetings, the most recent in 1986, when the Miners upset
the fifth-ranked Tigers.

Tony Barbee coached UTEP for four seasons before taking over at
Auburn last year. The Miners were 82-52 under Barbee and went to
the NCAA tournament in 2010, Barbee’s final season.