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.
In anticipation to the upcoming basketball season, SEC Now takes a look at a few intriguing storylines around the conference.
According to transcripts of calls read in court on Tuesday, LSU coach Will Wade and Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend were prepared to offer improper benefits to high-profile recruits and their families.
While Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has said players should be able to skip college for the NBA, he told ESPN those going to the G League should be guaranteed eight semesters of college if they don't make it to the NBA.