EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris had four 3-pointers and scored 24 points on Saturday night and UTEP opened the season with an 88-54 win over Louisiana College.
UTEP trailed by a basket with 7:54 left in the first half and then outscored Louisiana College 43-12 over a 14-minute stretch that spanned both halves. The run ended with 16 straight points capped by Kelvin Jones' jumper, making it 65-34 with 13:43 left in the game.
Dominic Artis had eight points, nine rebounds and 13 assists and Terry Winn added 15 points. Harris was 9 of 14 from the field, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and the Miners shot 54.8 percent overall while holding the Wildcats to 30 percent shooting.
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Taylan Grogan led Louisiana College with 13 points and Steve Evans had 12 points and 11 rebounds.
Paul Thomas grabbed 11 boards for UTEP, which had a 52-29 edge on the glass.