EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Julian Washburn scored 14 points and Jacques Streeter added 12 to lead UTEP to a 52-41 victory against UC Riverside on Sunday.
D'Von Campbell had 10 points for the Miners (1-1), who closed the game with a 13-4 run over the final 5:40.
Kareem Nitoto had 12 points and Elliot Berry 11 for the Highlanders (1-1). Phil Martin, UC Riverside's leading scorer a year ago, was held to just six points.
After a free throw gave UTEP a 40-37 lead, Hooper Vint hit back-to-back 3-pointers for the Miners. Washburn made two free throws, and Malcolm Moore's layup made the score 50-37 with 55 seconds remaining.
UC Riverside went cold down the stretch, shooting 2 for 8 from the floor, missing two free throws and committing three turnovers.