UTEP 79, Louisiana-Monroe 49

Randy Culpepper had 18 points and every starter for UTEP scored

in double figures as the Miners coasted to a 79-49 victory over

Louisiana-Monroe on Wednesday night.

Jeremy Williams and Claude Britten each added 14 points for UTEP

(7-2), which won its fourth straight.

Fabio Ribeiro came off the bench to lead the Warhawks (3-8) with

15 points, and Hugh Mingo had 11.

Christian Polk’s 3-pointer with 9:34 left in the first half gave

the Miners their first double-digit lead, 23-13, and started a 12-0

run. UTEP pushed its advantage to 40-19 at intermission and led by

at least 20 the entire second half.

Polk finished with 12 points and Julyan Stone had 10.