HOUSTON – Travis Evee scored 21 points and his left-handed floater at the buzzer carried Rice past UTEP 83-82 on Saturday.
Evee finished 8-for-16 shooting and made all three of his foul shots. Quincy Olivari led Rice (12-5, 3-3 Conference USA) with 23 points and nine rebounds.
Tae Hardy led the Miners (9-8, 2-4) in scoring, finishing with 20 points and five steals. Shamar Givance added 16 points, 10 assists and two steals for UTEP. In addition, Mario McKinney Jr. had 14 points and three steals.
Both teams next play Monday. Rice visits UTSA while UTEP visits Charlotte.
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