UTEP opens Coastal Classic with 88-66 win over Alcorn Sate
EL PASO, Texas (AP) Dominic Artis scored 19 points, Earvin Morris added 18 and Texas-El Paso built a 10-point lead in the first half and cruised to an 88-66 victory over Alcorn State on Sunday night in the first round of the Corpus Christie Coastal Classic.
The Miners (3-0) will play Florida A&M on Tuesday night in a second-round game, then shift to Corpus Christie for the final two games.
UTEP scored 22 points off of 17 Alcorn State turnovers and had 19 second-chance points. The Miners shot 52.8 percent in the second half (19 of 36) to put the game away.