Recap: UTEP 63, SMU 54
Konner Tucker added 12 points for the Miners (10-7, 3-1 Conference USA), who never trailed.
Shawn Williams had 16 points and seven rebounds and Jalen Jones added 15 points for the Mustangs (11-9, 1-4).
After shooting a frigid 31.4 percent from the floor in its previous game at Tulsa, UTEP made 17 of 36 shots (47.2 percent), including 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
SMU trailed 28-21 before going scoreless for the last 3:09 before intermission, enabling the Miners to close the half on a 7-0 run. The Mustangs got no closer than eight points in the second half.
Nick Russell had 12 points for SMU.
UTEP's Tim Floyd won his first collegiate coaching matchup against Larry Brown after 16 encounters in the NBA. Brown went 11-5 against Floyd.
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