Martin scores 23 to carry Rice over UTEP 85-81 in 2OT
Rice (11-17, 6-9 Conference USA) broke a two-game skid. UTEP (8-18, 3-12) has lost three straight and six of its last seven.
In the final 30 seconds of the first overtime, Robert Martin made a 3-pointer for Rice and Paul Thomas answered with another 3 for UTEP to tie the game at 73.
In regulation, Lathon split a pair of free throw for the Miners with 8 seconds left to tie it at 63. Following a Rice timeout, Murphy missed a shot to force overtime.
The Owls evened the season series against the Miners with the win. UTEP defeated Rice 65-64 on Jan. 12. Rice takes on Middle Tennessee at home next Sunday. UTEP takes on Charlotte on the road next Sunday.