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UTEP Defeats Rice 77-72 - Recap
Rice was burned for 25 points by Souley Boum on Saturday as UTEP picked up a 77-72 win at Tudor Fieldhouse.
Bettors who backed UTEP were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of +3.0 at sportsbooks.
UTEP got 22 points from Daryl Edwards and another 9 points from Deon Stroud. Jordan Lathon contributed 5 assists, while Bryson Williams cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Rice got a 16-point performance from Trey Murphy III, who was supported by 13 points from Ako Adams. Robert Martin had 4 assists in a losing cause for Rice, while Josh Parrish grabbed 8 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed UTEP were victorious, as the score was 30-27 at the break.
UTEP won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 39-31.