Red Raiders Top UTEP, 75-68|
Jan. 5, 2008
Tech got the boost it needed when Alan Voskuil got hot late in the game. He scored 11 of 13 Tech points within a four-minute span to put Tech up for good. He finished with 13 points and John Roberson added 16.
Marvin Kilgore scored 22 points and Randy Culpepper and Tavaris Wattes added 10 points each to lead the Miners (9-4).
Stefon Jackson, UTEP's leading scorer coming into the game with a 24.8 points-per-game average, fouled out with less than 3 minutes remaining in the game. Tech (9-5) held him to just nine points.
The Miners used a 10-2 run to start the second half to go up 47-40. They didn't do it on their own, though. Tech (9-5) played sloppily in the first four minutes, allowing UTEP to steal the ball three times, while Tech traveled twice and missed on two other possessions.
But the Red Raiders settled down and pulled within 52-50 on a jumper by John Roberson as the shot clock expired with about 11 minutes remaining.