Taylor lead No. 22 Houston in C-USA semifinals

Courtney Taylor had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Jasmine

Johnson hit several clutch free throws down the stretch to lead No.

22 Houston to a 67-64 win over UTEP Thursday night in the

quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

UTEP’s Kelli Willingham tried for a desperation shot as the

clock expired but came up short.

Lesslee Mason added 19 points and 14 rebounds for top-seeded

Houston (26-4), which will face No. 4 seed Tulane in Friday’s


Dietra Calwell and Erika Warren each scored 18 points for the

Miners (16-14).