UTEP rode a big second half to post a 61-52 win vs. Texas Southern at its first game of the 2012 Junkanoo Jam.
The Miners (4-0) outscored the Tigers (1-3) 38-22 in the second half to make a 30-23 halftime deficit a distant memory.
UTEP was led by 22 points from Kayla Thornton while Anete Steinberga & Chrishauna Parker tallied 12 points & Kelli Willingham scored nine points-all on threes.
The Miners connected on 43.1 (25-58) on their shots, including 50 percent (16-32) of their shots, in the decisive second half.
TSU, which was led by Brian Turner's 17 points, hit on 47.5 percent (19-40).
The Miners will face Arizona tomorrow, Nov. 23 at 5 p.m. MT.