Magee finished with 21 points, on 9-of-11 shooting, eight rebounds and four assists. Griffin was 8 for 13 from the field with six assists. Cortez Edwards added 14 points, while Kevin Holland and D'Angelo Richardson scored 10 apiece. Southern Miss (8-8, 1-2 Conference USA) shot 60 percent (35 of 58) from the field, including seven 3-pointers.
The Golden Eagles grabbed the lead early, led 35-24 at halftime and opened the second half with a 18-10 burst that included Griffin scoring on a jumper, a layup, a 3-pointer and then a conventional 3-point play in about two minutes.
UTEP closed on a 10-4 run for the final score.
Southern Miss had 19 assists, 14 steals and forced 17 UTEP turnovers.
San Diego beats Northern Colorado 85-65
Olin Carter III had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, Isaiah Pineiro added 17 points and 10 rebounds, and San Diego beat Northern Colorado 85-65 on Saturday night.
Baumann scores 23, leads San Jose State past NAU 79-74
Noah Baumann made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points to lead San Jose State to a 79-74 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday night.
Why Gonzaga, UCLA and Syracuse should be concerned
The Bulldogs couldn't defend against North Carolina on Saturday. The Bruins and Orange were surprised at home.