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Boum leads UTEP over Rice 77-72

March 7, 2020 GMT

HOUSTON (AP) — Souley Boum had 25 points as UTEP edged past Rice 77-72 on Saturday. Daryl Edwards added 22 points for the Miners.

Boum hit 10 of 11 from the free throw line.

Bryson Williams had nine rebounds and three blocks for UTEP (17-14, 8-10 Conference USA), which won its fourth consecutive game. Jordan Lathon added six rebounds.

Trey Murphy III had 16 points for the Owls (15-16, 7-11). Ako Adams added 13 points. Robert Martin had 12 points and eight rebounds.

The Miners are undefeated in three games against the Owls this season. Most recently, UTEP defeated Rice 68-62 on Feb. 22.

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