Wright, TU top UTEP
BY Staff Reports
Sunday, February 10, 2013
2/10/13 at 7:13 AM
EL PASO, Texas - D'Andre Wright came off the bench to score a career-high 25 points in leading the Golden Hurricane to a 74-70 win at UTEP on Saturday night.
The 6-foot-9 freshman from Lawton hit nine of his 12 shot attempts and 7-of-10 free throws in just 21 minutes Saturday.
It was his third game back from an injury that kept him out of action for more than a month.
TU held an eight-point lead at halftime, and UTEP tied the game with just over four minutes remaining before the Golden Hurricane pulled away.
The win snaps a three-game skid for TU, which returns home Feb. 16 to face Houston.
UTEP was led by 17 points from Konner Tucker, a Sapulpa native.
UTEP's Jacques Streeter looks for help as he is pressed by Tulsa's Rashad Ray during the first half Saturday night in El Paso, Texas. VICTOR CALZADA/El Paso Times/AP