UTEP Basketball: Meet sophomore Isiah Osbourne

Back in August of 2016, Isiah Osbourne produced a jaw dropping 35 points, seven rebounds, and five steals against the Big South’s Charleston Southern. UTEP center and fellow Canadian Matt Willms was in attendance, and afterwards told Osbourne that he could produce at the D-1 level in the United States. At the time, Osbourne had just finished his freshman year at the University...
Via Miner Rush
26 days ago

UTEP Basketball: Matt Willms Granted Sixth Year of Eligiblity by NCAA

UTEP Athletics officials have been notified by the NCAA that 7-1 center Matt Willms has been granted a sixth year of eligibility and will return for the 2017-18 season. “We think this is a big deal,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “It gives Matt his first offseason in five years to actually be able to work out, lift and improve his game. This is when players get better. He...
Via Miner Rush
March 31, 2017

UTEP dumps FIU 90-76 behind efficient Willms

MIAMI (AP) Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday. Cameron Smith's layup with 7:22 left before halftime brought the Golden Panthers to within 25-24, but UTEP (13-15, 11-5 Conference USA) went on a 16-6 run and led by 11 (41-30) at intermission. Florida International...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP upsets conference leader Middle Tenn. 57-54

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Matt Willms and Omega Harris made four free throws in the final seconds as UTEP upset Middle Tennessee 57-54 on Saturday night to put the lone blemish on the Blue Raiders' Conference USA record. The Miners, trailing 26-16 at the break, dominated the second half 41-27, taking their first lead, 51-50, when Harris hit a jumper with 2:27 left in the game. JaCorey...
Via Associated Press
February 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Willms picks up C-USA Player of the Week Award

Matt Willms posted his best week as a Miner and was rewarded with the C-USA Player of the Week Award announced by the league Monday morning. Willms scored 52 points for the week and made 24-of-31 shots (77.4 percent) as UTEP split a pair of road games. First, he scored a career-high 27 points in the Miners’ 65-62 loss at WKU on Thursday. Willms made 13-of-16 shots against WKU...
Via Miner Rush
January 30, 2017

Willms, Artis lead UTEP over Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Matt Willms scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Dominic Artis had 24 points and 11 boards and UTEP used two second-half runs Saturday night to beat Marshall 91-68. The Miners (6-14, 4-4 Conference USA) scored 12 straight to build a 64-49 lead with 11:19 left and then scored 11 straight to push it to 80-58 with 3:13 to go. Willms made 11 of 15 from...
Via Associated Press
January 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Willms, UTEP pick apart Marshall 91-68

UTEP’s game plan was simple, and the execution was top notch as the Miners set a blue print in slowing down the high powered Marshall offensive attack. Play smart, slow the pace down, move the ball, rebound, pound the paint, and let Matt Willms do his thing we’re simple pillars of an upset. All that, and more came together and added up to a 91-68 road win at Marshall, snapping...
Via Miner Rush
January 28, 2017

Willms, Artis lead UTEP to 85-75 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Matt Willms scored 22 points and Dominic Artis finished an assist shy of a triple-double in UTEP's 85-75 victory over Western Michigan on Friday at the Charleston Classic. The Miners (2-1) will play for fifth-place in the eight-team tournament on Sunday. Western Michigan (1-3) fell to 0-5 all-time in the Charleston tournament after losing all three in 2008...
Via Associated Press
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

UTEP loses two key players for at least a semester

The Texas-El Paso Miners men’s basketball team will be without two key players for at least the first semester of the season. Rising junior center Matt Willms will miss time with a flare-up of a stress reaction in his foot, the same injury that cost him six games last season, and rising sophomore guard Omega Harris will miss a semester due to academic ineligibility. Rob Dauster...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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