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Taylor lead No. 22 Houston in C-USA semifinals

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).