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Randy Culpepper Signs With Jilin

Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM. Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UTEP runs past New Mexico State 42-24

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Aaron Jones ran for 168 yards and scored two touchdowns to help Texas-El Paso beat New Mexico State 42-24 Saturday night. Jones has surpassed 100 yards in all three games this year for UTEP (2-1). Tyler Rogers threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Teldrick Morgan to bring New Mexico State (2-1) within two scores early in the fourth quarter. But UTEP answered with...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Romine Commits to UTEP

The first 2015 commitment comes from a much needed big man. 2015 F/C Christian Romine has announced via his Twitter that he has committed to Tim Floyd and the UTEP Miners. Romine was in El Paso over the weekend for his official visit, and made his commitment official today. The 6'9 or otherwise listed 6'10 Romine hails from Mahomet, Illinois and was rated as high as a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Tech hopes for cleaner game against UTEP

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech and UTEP had the same goal going into their season openers: ball security. The Miners succeeded, with their defense and special teams forcing three turnovers in a 31-24 win over New Mexico, while Red Raiders quarterback Davis Webb threw two interceptions - one that nearly led to a TD - in a tougher-than-expected 42-35 win over Central Arkansas. '...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones scores 3 TDs; UTEP beats New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Aaron Jones ran for a career-best 237 yards and three touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 31-24 victory over New Mexico in Saturday's season opener for both teams. Jones scored his final touchdown with 2:18 remaining to break a 24-all tie after Lobos' punt returner Dameon Gamblin muffed a punt at the 6-yard line. The Miners built a 24-7 halftime lead behind...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jones scores 3 TDs; UTEP beats New Mexico 31-24

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Aaron Jones ran for a career-best 237 yards and three touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 31-24 victory over New Mexico in Saturday's season opener for both teams. Jones scored his final touchdown with 2:18 remaining to break a 24-all tie after Lobos' punt returner Dameon Gamblin muffed a punt at the 6-yard line. The Miners built a 24-7 halftime lead behind...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP’s Matt Willms works to return to full strength after playing last season with a torn labrum

After redshirting in 2012-13, UTEP center Matt Willms entered the 2013-14 campaign hoping to have an impact for the Miners in his first season on the floor. Willms proved to be a solid contributor for head coach Tim Floyd, starting the last 17 games of the year and posting averages of 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game on a team that won 23 games and a share of the Conference USA...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 07, 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

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

Botley's late 3-pointer lifts FAU over UTEP 71-69

Marquan Botley, who finished with a career-high 23 points, drilled a go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left to lift Florida Atlantic over UTEP 71-69 Thursday night. The Owls led by 13 with 4:46 remaining, but UTEP stormed back with an 11-2 run capped by a C.J. Cooper 3-pointer to pull within three with 1:15 remaining. After a layup by D'Andre Johnson, Julian Washburn hit...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 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

Miners Overwhelm Pirates

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- ECU (12-11, 1-7 C-USA) dropped its fifth straight home game on the national stage Thursday night against the UTEP Miners (17-6, 7-1 C-USA) 58-47.
Via eastcarolina.scout.com
February 07, 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 tops Louisiana Tech 89-79

Vince Hunter scored a career-high 26 points to lead a hot UTEP offense in an 89-79 win over Louisiana Tech on Thursday. UTEP (15-6, 5-1 Conference USA) shot 56 percent from the field and moved into a tie for first place in the conference with the win. The Miners closed the first half on a 12-5 run to take a 43-36 lead to half, and never trailed in the second half. Louisiana Tech...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 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 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 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 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

UTEP and head coach Tim Floyd are making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Again. In November, Floyd and his coaching staff were involved in an alterca​tion with the University of Southern California coaching staff at the Battle for Atlantis tournament regarding recruit tampering. Now, three players on the team are unde​r investigation for sports gambling. Since...
Via The Sports Post
January 10, 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 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 Hoops Kicks Off 3 For Betting

((HT: KVIA-TV/ESPN))And, is it just us, or does Tim Floyd look old and tired now...???The University of Texas-El Paso men's hoops program has kicked three players off their team for alleged betting- but not on their own games at present- as determined by an FBI investigation that is still ongoing...Justin Crosgile, McKenzie Moore, and Jalen Ragland were kicked off the team and...
Via Online Sports Guys
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...
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

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
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