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Friday, March 02, 2007

#6 Memphis 78, UTEP 67

Memphis Handles Texas-El Paso, 78-67
Douglas-Roberts nets 21 to lead Tigers to road victory over Miners.

March 1, 2007

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 21 points and Jeremy Hunt added 19 to help No. 6 Memphis beat Texas-El Paso 78-67 on Thursday night, securing the Tigers' 18th straight victory.

The Tigers, who already had won the Conference USA regular season title, were lucky to escape the Don Haskins Center with a victory. Memphis (26-3, 15-0 C-USA) shot just 41 percent from the field and couldn't put UTEP away.

The Miners (14-15, 6-9) were within a point several times in the final 10 minutes, but were plagued by too many turnovers.

Stefon Jackson scored 19 to lead UTEP.

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