Hawkins scores 20 to carry UTEP over FIU 85-75

Season-high performance from Andrews not enough for Panthers

EL PASO, Texas - Nigel Hawkins had 20 points as UTEP beat Florida International 85-75 on Saturday night.

Evan Gilyard had 16 points for UTEP (8-15, 3-9 Conference USA). Jordan Lathon added 16 points. Paul Thomas had 16 points and nine rebounds for the home team.

Devon Andrews scored a season-high 26 points for the Panthers (14-11, 5-7). Antonio Daye added 14 points. Willy Nunez Jr. had 10 points.

UTEP faces Louisiana Tech on the road on Thursday. Florida International plays Rice at home on Thursday.

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