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UTEP defeats Colorado State 82-74

Julian Washburn scored seven of his 16 points in a flurry at the end of the first half as a balanced UTEP broke away from Colorado State 82-74 on Tuesday night. The win gives Miners coach Tim Floyd his first win in two seasons against his friend, Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy, leading 3-2 in five meetings. Eustachy was Floyd's first hire in 1986 at Idaho. UTEP jumped out...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP reaches Atlantis semis, tops Tennessee 78-70

McKenzie Moore led a balanced attack with 19 points and Texas-El Paso moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis with a 78-70 win over Tennessee on Thursday night. UTEP (4-2) plays No. 23 Iowa on Friday night for a berth in the title game. Tennessee (3-2) faces Xavier in the consolation round. John Bohannon scored 16, while Julian Washburn and Justin Crosgile each had 12...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP reaches Atlantis semis, tops Tennessee 78-70

Tim Floyd was getting plenty of attention before the Battle 4 Atlantis even started, for all the wrong reasons. A good win certainly put him in a more cheery mood. McKenzie Moore led a balanced attack with 19 points and UTEP moved into tournament semifinals with a 78-70 win over Tennessee on Thursday night, the victory coming one night after Floyd and Southern California coach...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP reaches Atlantis semis, tops Tennessee 78-70

McKenzie Moore led a balanced attack with 19 points and Texas-El Paso moved into the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis with a 78-70 win over Tennessee on Thursday night. UTEP (4-2) plays No. 23 Iowa on Friday night for a berth in the title game. Tennessee (3-2) faces Xavier in the consolation round. John Bohannon scored 16, while Julian Washburn and Justin Crosgile each had 12...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP reaches Atlantis semis, tops Tennessee 78-70

Tim Floyd was getting plenty of attention before the Battle 4 Atlantis even started, for all the wrong reasons. A good win certainly put him in a more cheery mood. McKenzie Moore led a balanced attack with 19 points and UTEP moved into tournament semifinals with a 78-70 win over Tennessee on Thursday night, the victory coming one night after Floyd and Southern California coach...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP puts away Sacramento State 69-51

McKenzie Moore scored 14 points and John Bohannon added 13 with nine rebounds to help UTEP defeat Sacramento State 69-51 Saturday night. The Miners (5-4) held a slim two-point lead in the first half, but surged with a 16-5 run holding Sacramento State scoreless for nearly eight minutes as they moved to a 34-21 lead at the break. C.J. Cooper ignited the run with a 3-pointer and Matt...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP defeats Northwestern State 84-74

John Bohannon scored 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and had six assists to lead UTEP over Northwestern State 84-74 Thursday night. Bohannon picks up his second double-double in a row and the 13th of his career. McKenzie Moore led UTEP (6-5) with 17 points. Moore has led the team in scoring a team-high five times. Three others scored in double figures for the Miners. Northwestern...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP delivers final blow in WSU's day of hell

PULLMAN – The UTEP Miners put an exclamation point on the train wreck that was Washington State’s athletic department on Saturday. Hours after the Cougar football team blunted a season’s worth of momentum in less than three minutes, and the women’s basketball team lost a tight one to Gonzaga, the Miners waltzed over the Cougar men’s hoops team 64-51 in Pullman.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP races away from Montana State 70-55

Julian Washburn scored 20 points and Cedric Lang added 10 points and 13 rebounds as UTEP outshot and out-rebounded Montana State 70-55 on Monday night. The Miners (8-5) shot 47.8 percent from the field, hitting 22 of 46 shots, out-boarded Montana State 38-28 and sank 18 of 26 free throws off 22 Bobcat fouls. Ten players scored for the Bobcats (5-6) but Terrell Brown was the only...
Via AP on Fox
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP comes back for 67-64 win over W Illinois

Vince Hunter hit a jump shot with 43 seconds remaining and C.J. Cooper made two free throws with five seconds left to give UTEP a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois at the Sun Bowl Invitational Saturday night. Western Illinois (5-8) led throughout most of the second half and held a 60-50 lead with 5:12 remaining in the game. But the Miners (9-5) scored nine straight...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP overcomes Denver 60-54 in 2OT

C.J. Cooper scored 15 points including a crucial 3-pointer in double overtime to lift Texas-El Paso over Denver 60-54 in the Sun Bowl Invitational championship on Sunday night. Cooper had missed all six of his 3-point attempts and UTEP had been only 1 of 18 from distance before Cooper's 3 put UTEP up 59-54 with 41 seconds left. Vince Hunter's layup with 1:48 to play gave UTEP ...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

FBI Investigating Two UTEP Basketball Players

It sounds like we have some gambling or point shaving allegations set to break. according to a KFOX14 report out of El Paso, the FBI is reportedly investigating to members of the UTEP basketball program.  The university would not confirm the story to the station. According to reports, the two players are believed to be McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland. Both were suspended indefinitely...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FBI Investigating UTEP Point-Shaving

Two UTEP players, McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland, were suspended indefinitely on Dec. 28 for a violation of team rules. "I'm not able to talk about it right now but it will all come out eventually," said Tim Floyd at the time. Rumors have circulated that it was due to point-shaving and a report on Monday from the local Fox affiliate indicates that the FBI is investigating.
Via RealGM
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP kicks three players involved in betting off basketball team

UTEP said Tuesday it has kicked three players off the basketball team after they bet on at least one sporting event. The university's executive vice president, Richard Adauto, said officials in December received information that players may have been betting on games. The school contacted the FBI, and two players were suspended. Adauto said the three players were not believed to...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Three UTEP Players Kicked off Team for Betting on Sports

McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland and Justin Crosgile have all been kicked off the UTEP basketball team after allegations of the three players betting on games surfaced. The school was forced to turn the investigation over to the FBI. CBS Sports has the full story below.  Moore and Ragland were suspended on Dec. 28 after the UTEP athletic department received a tip “from a citizen...
Via BlackSportsOnline
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP dismisses three basketball players due to gambling allegations

A total of three players have been dismissed from the UTEP Miners basketball team after the school discovered that the student athletes had partaken in gambling.Leading scorer McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland, and Justin Crosgile were each given a pink slip. At this point, school officials insist that there has been no evidence found that the players were involved in point shaving or...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Men’s Basketball Players Kicked Off Team After FBI Investigation Reveals They Gambled on Games

Three University of Texas at El Paso basketball players have been dismissed from the team and are no longer enrolled at the school after an FBI investigation revealed the three had been involved in gambling on sports games. Questions about point-shaving arose surrounding the school’s basketball program after leading scorer Mckenzie Moore and reserve Jalen Ragland were suspended...
Via NESN.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP upends Marshall 66-56

Vince Hunter scored 20 points Saturday night and John Bohannon scored 18 and grabbed 14 rebounds as UTEP defeated Marshall 66-56 for its first Conference USA win of the season. The lead changed hands 13 times in the first half until Marshall's Ryan Taylor made a layup with 41 seconds to play to tie the score at 27. UTEP opened the second half with a 10-0 run, then pulled away to...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP propels past Middle Tennessee 63-54

Vince Hunter scored 20 points and UTEP pulled away from Middle Tennessee in the second half winning 63-54 on Thursday night. Jon Bohannon grabbed 11 rebounds and 8 points for UTEP. Middle Tennessee (11-6, 1-1 Conference USA) kept UTEP (12-6, 2-1) at bay leading 29-27 going into the half as both teams fought to maintain recent winning streaks. UTEP scored only 13 points over the...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP hangs on for 63-61 win over UAB

C.J. Cooper pumped in 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, as University of Texas-El Paso held on Saturday for a 63-61 win over University of Alabama-Birmingham. Trailing by a point with two minutes to go, UTEP (13-6, 3-1 Conference USA) retook the lead on a John Bohannon layup that made it 60-59 with 1:31 to go, then padded it with Cooper's trey and held on for the...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

COMMIT: 2014 G Shaquille Carr to UTEP

Las Vegas lead guard Shaquille Carr, of Canyon Springs (NV), made the call for the UTEP Miners on Friday, according to multiple reports. The athletic lead guard has been notable on the AAU circuit for his play for the Las Vegas Prospects. Carr is an athletic lead guard that can get up and down the floor. […]
Via Hoopniks
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP comeback tops Rice, 68-57

Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper each scored 17 points as Texas-El Paso roared back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Rice, 68-57 Saturday night. The Miners erased the halftime deficit by scoring the first nine points of the second half and knotting the score at 30-30 in the first four minutes of the period. The Owls rallied and led by as many as nine with nine minutes...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP pulls away from East Carolina 58-47

John Bohannon scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Texas-El Paso pulled away from East Carolina in a 58-47 win Thursday night. UTEP (17-6, 7-1 Conference USA) took the lead on a 12-2 run sparked by a C.J. Cooper 3-pointer to close out the first half with a 27-18 advantage. The conference leading Miners never trailed again after that. Cooper ended the game with 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP defeats Florida International 84-71

Vince Hunter scored 21 points and Julian Washburn added 20 points with five assists to lead UTEP to an 84-71 victory over Florida International on Saturday night. UTEP led by double digits most of the second half before Dennis Mavin scored to pull FIU within seven points, 63-56 with 4:06 to play. The Miners answered with a 10-4 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers by Washburn...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bohannon leads UTEP past Tulane 72-54

John Bohannon scored 20 points as UTEP rolled past Tulane 72-54 on Thursday night. Julian Washburn hit a jumper to give UTEP a 15-14 lead with 11:25 to play in the first half and the Miners led the rest of the way. Bohannon made a layup to give the Miners a 20-point lead, 65-45 with 2:53 remaining. Bohannon made 8 of 10 field goals and had two blocks. Vince Hunter scored 12 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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