The Memphis Tigers were officially Dethroned as Defending C-USA Champions by UTEP Tuesday night..
And it was a Memphian doing most of the Damage for the Miners..
Former Sheffield High Star Randy Culpepper scores early and often...and definitely from Long Range, as UTEP wins at Marshall 80-to-76.
The victory gives former U of M Assistant Tony Barbee his First C-USA title with UTEP at 14-and-1.
Culpepper scores 32 points, including a 4 point play and a Buzzer Beating 3 pointer..
He hit for 22 in the second half.
He hit 8 3's in all.
Culpepper is the Leagues' 3rd leading scorer at more than 18 ppg.
UTEP, which broke into the Top 25 Monday for the First time since 19-92, is 23-5 overall.
On a good note, the Miners win does clinch a First Round Bye for Memphis in the upcoming C-USA Tournament.