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Recap: Texas El Paso , Southern Methodist
Date: March 05, 2011 3:00 PM EDT
  

DALLAS (AP) - UTEP clinched a bye in the first round of the Conference USA tournament by defeating Southern Methodist 59-56 on Saturday.

The Miners (23-8, 11-5), who will host the conference tournament in El Paso and carry the No. 3 seed, got 18 points from Christian Polk, 16 from Jeremy Williams and 13 from Randy Culpepper.

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Papa Dia led Southern Methodist (17-13, 8-8) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Collin Mangrum added 14 points and Mike Walker had 11. The Mustangs will be the No. 7 seed and face No. 10 Rice in a first-round game on Wednesday.

UTEP used an 11-0 run early to take a 13-4 lead and never trailed again.

SMU got a 3-pointer from Walker with 5 seconds left in the game to pull within 57-56, and then fouled immediately. But Culpepper hit both two free throws for the Miners and a last-second 3-pointer by the Mustangs' Robert Nyakundi was off the mark.

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