New Mexico Highlands
Cowboys Cowboys 0-1
70
Final
Final
1 2 T
Cowboys 24 46 70
Miners 44 49 93
Points
UTEP
18
Assists
UTEP
6
Rebounds
UTEP
11

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Efe Odigie had 18 points as UTEP easily beat New Mexico Highlands 93-70 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Bryson Williams and Daryl Edwards added 17 points apiece for the Miners, while Jordan Lathon and Souley Boum each scored 12. Eric Vila had 11 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

UTEP scored the first seven points in a 25-8 opening run and never trailed. The Miners, who never trailed, shot 56.4% (31 of 55) from the field.

Sammy Barnes-Thompkins and Raquan Mitchell had 18 points each for the Division-II Cowboys and Desmond Carpenter scored 17.

UTEP takes on New Mexico State at home next Tuesday.

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