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COL BKB: UTEP 76, Central Fla. 54

Tulsa, Okla. -- Jeremy Williams helped No. 21 Texas-El Paso to an early surge Thursday and the Miners beat Central Florida 76-54 to coast into the Conference USA semifinals.

Tulsa set up a semifinal meeting with Texas-El Paso by eliminating Marshall 80-64. The other semifinal will send Houston against Southern Mississippi.

The Miners stormed to a 48-20 halftime lead and eventually made 57 percent of their shots while improving to 25-5. They have won 14 in a row since dropping a 75-65 decision at Houston Jan. 13.

Williams scored 17 points to lead the Miners, who limited Central Florida to 16 field goals.

The Knights (15-17) were led by Keith Clanton with 12.

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