Late jump shot by Boum carries UTEP past Louisiana Tech

February 18, 2022 GMT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Souley Boum had 31 points and 11 rebounds and UTEP beat Louisiana Tech 63-60 on Thursday night.

Bonke Maring gave UTEP a 58-53 lead with 30 seconds left and Jamal Bieniemy added two free throws in the closing seconds.

Boum shot 9 for 10 from the foul line and Alfred Hollins had seven rebounds for UTEP (15-10, 8-5 Conference USA).

Cobe Williams had 19 points for the Bulldogs (18-7, 9-4). Kenneth Lofton Jr. added 15 points and 13 rebounds. David Green had eight rebounds.

The Miners leveled the season series against the Bulldogs. Louisiana Tech defeated UTEP 64-52 on Jan. 6.

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