EL PASO, Texas -

The UTEP men's basketball team has defeated Houston 80-69 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.

Julian Washburn scored 20 points while John Bohanon had two points.

UTEP will play Southern Miss in Friday's first semifinal game at 2 p.m. MDT.

The UTEP women defeated UAB 61-59 and will play UCF at 9 a.m.