Skip to Content
Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

UTEP remains perfect with 66-63 win over New Mexico

Rodney Terry UTEP
UTEP Athletics
UTEP head basketball coach Rodney Terry crouches courtside during a game.

EL PASO, Texas -- In a Noche Latina game that came down to the wire, the UTEP Miners defeated the New Mexico Lobos 66-63 Tuesday night at the Don Haskins Center to remain perfect.

Jordan Lathon hit the thrilling go-ahead jumper with about 20 seconds remaining as UTEP improved to 4-0, while New Mexico gets their first loss of the season and falls to 4-1.

In the 145th renewal of the annual game, New Mexico took the lead on Zane Martin’s dunk with 53 seconds left to play. UTEP worked the ball around the perimeter before Lathon dribbled into the key to put up the clutch game-winner.

Makauch Malauch missed a 3-point attempt for the lead with three seconds left and the Miners’ Bryson Williams snared the rebound and drew a foul. He knocked down two free throws with a second left to set the final margin.

Daryl Edwards scored 20 points, dished four assists and collected three steals to lead UTEP, which moves to 4-0 to start the season. Efe Odigie added 12 points off the bench and Souley Boum and Lathon each contributed 10 points.

New Mexico, which came into the game looking for its fifth straight win, got 19 points and eight boards from JaQuan Lyle. Malauch added 11 points and Carlton Bragg Jr. added 10 points and grabbed nine boards.

Article Topic Follows: UTEP

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo


Associated Press


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content