EL PASO, Texas -- Robert Martin had 23 points and 12 rebounds as Rice edged UTEP 85-81 in double overtime on Saturday night.
Rice (11-17, 6-9 Conference USA) broke a two-game skid. UTEP (8-18, 3-12) has lost three straight and six of its last seven.
In the final 30 seconds of the first overtime, Robert Martin made a 3-pointer for Rice and Paul Thomas answered with another 3 for UTEP to tie the game at 73.
In regulation, Lathon split a pair of free throw for the Miners with 8 seconds left to tie it at 63. Following a Rice timeout, Murphy missed a shot to force overtime.
The Owls evened the season series against the Miners with the win. UTEP defeated Rice 65-64 on Jan. 12. Rice takes on Middle Tennessee at home next Sunday. UTEP takes on Charlotte on the road next Sunday.
For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP-Top25
Elements of this story were generated by Automated Insights,http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC,https://www.stats.com
Tulsa looks to top No. 22 Houston, add to AAC logjam
American Athletic Conference implications shape Wednesday's matchup between Tulsa and host No. 22-ranked Houston.
Reeling No. 11 Louisville hopes for answers against Syracuse
A week ago, Louisville was atop the Atlantic Coast Conference and riding its longest winning streak in five seasons. Following a rough two games, it's uncertain what to expect from the Cardinals at the moment.
No. 16 Seton Hall aims to rebound against No. 21 Butler
No. 16 Seton Hall returns home on Wednesday to face No. 21 Butler in Newark, N.J., aiming to snap a two-game losing skid that significantly narrowed the Pirates' Big East Conference lead.