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 semifinals.
Dietra Calwell and Erika Warren each scored 18 points for the Miners (16-14).