|Date of game: 3/3/2012
Recap: S-M-U vs. Texas-El Paso
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) - Robert Nyakundi scored 14 points as the SMU Mustangs downed the Texas-El Paso Miners 57-48 in a Conference USA regular season finale at Moody Coliseum.
Rodney Clinkscales scored 11 points for the Mustangs (13-18, 4-12 C-USA), who had lost five of their previous six starts. Leslee Smith grabbed nine rebounds.
Julian Washburn scored 21 points for the Miners (14-16, 7-9). Gabriel McCulley collected six boards.
The Mustangs led 33-24 at the break despite shooting just 11-of-29 from the floor in the first half. The Miners were just 6-of-22 from the floor but 9- of-10 from the foul line.
SMU led by as many as 21 in the second half.
The Mustangs prevailed despite shooting just 36.4 percent from the field for the game. UTEP never led in the contest.Game Notes