Feb. 3, 2013
IRVING, Texas -
Keena Mays scored 26 points and Alisha Filmore finished with 21 to lead SMU to an 82-73 win at UTEP, which received votes in the top 25 polls each of the last six weeks, in the Don Haskins Center Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Mustangs remained perfect in Conference USA, improving to 7-0, 16-4 overall, and stretched the win streak to eight games, matching the second-longest streak in school history.
The Mustangs pushed their halftime lead to as many as 18 points in the second half, 68-50 with 8:26 left, but UTEP (17-3, 5-2) didn't back out of the fight. The Miners cut the lead to seven, 70-63 with 5:46 left in the game, out-scoring the Mustangs 13-2 over the stretch. The lead was eight with 2:17 left, but the Mustangs made all six of their free throw attempts down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Mays was 9-of-18 in the game, including 4-of-7 from behind the arc for 26 points with seven assists, five steals and four rebounds. Filmore was 5-for-11, 3-of-5 from 3-point range, scoring 21 points with four rebounds and three steals, and Akil Simpson scored 16 points with six rebounds and three steals.
The Mustangs shot 45.0 percent, 27 of 60, and made 9-of-17 from 3-point range, 52.9 percent, eclipsing 80 points for the second time this season. UTEP finished the game 28-of-66 from the floor, 42.4 percent, and went 8-for-20 from behind the arc, 40.0 percent.
Updated C-USA Women's Basketball Standings & Stats
|C-USA WOMEN'S BASKETBALL RESULTS & HIGHLIGHTS
| Sunday, Feb. 3
| SMU 82, at (RV) UTEP 73
|| Keena Mays scored 26 points and Alisha Filmore finished with 21 to extend SMU's winning streak to eight games and a flawless C-USA mark of 7-0. The win streak to eight games matches the second-longest in school history.
UTEP was paced by senior F Kayla Thornton who scored 20 points.
| Tulsa 78, at Southern Miss 56
|| Five Tulsa players scored in double figures led by Taleya Mayberry with 17 followed by Kelsee Grovey with 16, Ashley Clark had 13, Mariah Turner and Kadan Brady chipped in 10 points apiece.
Senior Ance Celmina recorded her third double-double of the season with a team-best 16 points and 13 rebounds while Jamierra Faulkner added 14 points.
| at East Carolina 59, UCF 48
|| Whitny Edwards notched her first double-double (14 pts/11 rebs) for ECU, while Celeste Stewart led all scorers with 18 points. The Pirates defense limited the Knights to just 28.6-percent shooting as ECU led by as many as 25 points in the contest.
UCF senior Gevenia Carter led the team with 17 points and junior Erika Jones contributed 11 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
| at Marshall 55, Memphis 54
|| Three-point accuracy was a catalyst to the Herd win as 10 of the 21 made field goals came from behind the three-point arch. The 10 made three-pointers ties a season-high that was previously set in a win against Jackson State. Guard Shay Weaver contributed four of the 10 three-pointers, helping her earn a team-high 12 points.
Memphis was led by the top-ranked scorer in C-USA, Nicole Dickson, who recorded a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds. The Tigers went 23-of-57 from the field, while Dickson personally went 9-of-18.
| at Rice 61, UAB 53
|| Junior F Jessica Kuster led the Owls with 18 points and 14 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the year. She made her first eight shots from the free throw line, extending a streak to 16 consecutive makes, which dated back to Jan. 24, before missing her first. Rice led by as many as 16 and took a 30-21 lead into the break.
Senior Amber Jones joined Grimes as the lone Blazers in double figures with her 15 points and eight rebounds on the day.
| Saturday, Feb. 2
| Tulane 74, at Houston 56
|| Five Green Wave players posted double-digit scoring totals and the offense connected at a season-best .525 clip from the field (31-of-59). Senior Janique Kautsky led the squad with 15 points and sophomore Tiffany Dale posted her second double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Alecia Smith led Houston with a game-high 23 points after nailing 7-of-11 shots from beyond the arc to go with a pair of free throws.
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THUR. , FEBRUARY 7
Marshall at UCF (FSN) 6 p.m.
East Carolina at Houston (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
UAB at SMU (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
UTEP at Tulane (C-USADN) 7 p.m.
SUN., FEBRUARY 10
Houston at Rice (FSN) 12 p.m.
Memphis at UCF (C-USADN) 1 p.m.
East Carolina at UAB (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Marshall at SMU (C-USADN) 2 p.m.
Tulane at Tulsa (FSN) 2 p.m.
Southern Miss at UTEP (C-USADN) 3 p.m.
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