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Feb. 8, 2012

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Tulsa's seven-game winning streak came to an end at UTEP Wednesday evening, as the Hurricane fell to the Miners 64-55 at the Don Haskins Center.

The Golden Hurricane (14-10, 7-3 C-USA) sits in third place, one-half game behind Southern Miss and Memphis. Tulsa plays host to Houston at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, as TU head coach Doug Wojcik looks to pick up his school-record 138th victory.

Jordan Clarkson led Tulsa with 16 points and five assists, while Scottie Haralson scored 13 points on four three-pointers and Eric McClellan added 12 points. The three guards combined for 41 of the Hurricane's 55 points in the ballgame.

Tulsa shot just 34 percent from the field, its lowest shooting output of the season, while UTEP (11-13, 4-6 C-USA) shot 48 percent in the game. The Hurricane held UTEP without a three-pointer for the first time in 366 games, a streak the Miners covered over 11 years. TU made just 19-of-56 field goals, including just 6-of-24 three-pointers and 11-of-22 free throws.

UTEP started out the second half on a 6-0 run, extending its lead to 36-23. The Miners brought its lead up to 15 points with 7:49 left in the game, and cruised to the nine-point victory. Tulsa never led in the game.

UTEP scored the first six points of the game and ran its lead to 9-3. Tulsa closed the gap to one point at 11-10 with a 6-1 run. TU's first three field goals were three-pointers.

The Miners, however went ahead to a 12-point lead at 28-16 with 4:52 left in the half, using a 13-2 run. The Hurricane cut the deficit to seven points at halftime as Haralson connected on his third three-pointer of the period at the buzzer. UTEP led 30-23 at the half.

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