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UTEP Women's Basketball: Three point shooting lifts UTEP over New Mexico

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Lulu McKinney turned in a game to remember on her birthday.

UTEP hit 12 three pointers, and led to wire-to-wire in a 70-62 win over New Mexico moving their early season record to 6-0.

Lulu McKinney led UTEP with 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from three point land as two other Miners joined her in double figures.

Cameasha Turner swished a pair of three pointers to add 16 points for UTEP, while Starr Breedlove was 3-for-5 from deep to finish with 11 points.

Despite out rebounding UTEP 37-30, UNM started 3-of-14 from the floor as UTEP took over in the second quarter thanks to the hot hand of McKinney.

McKinney hit four three-pointers in a row in the second quarter with the fourth giving UTEP a 32-18 lead with 3:30 left until halftime.

But New Mexico would use a strong third quarter to get themselves within striking distance for a few seconds.

New Mexico's Jaisa Nunn would hit a jumper to cut the UTEP lead to 44-40 with 40 seconds left in the third quarter, but the Miners had a quick answer.

Cameasha Turner would be the one with the answer nailing a three pointer 17 seconds later to give the Miners a 47-40 lead after three quarters.

McKinney would open the fourth quarter scoring with another triple as the Miners put the Lobos away in the final ten minutes to keep their perfect record intact.

UTEP was without senior forward Chrishuana Parker who could miss some time with a serious lower leg injury.

The Miners did a tremendous of taking care of the basketball as they owned a 10 percent turnover percentage on their 64 possessions, while holding New Mexico to 41.8 percent shooting from the floor.

UTEP will face their first road test Saturday in the Pan American Center against the talented New Mexico State Aggies at 2:00 p.m.