UTEP MINERS NEWS

Southern Miss pulls off the upset, tops UTEP 63-60

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) Norville Carey knocked down a jumper with :28 left to play and Southern Miss pulled out a 63-60 upset win over Texas-El Paso Saturday night. Southern Miss (9-19, 4-13 C-USA) trailed by 10 points, 58-48, with 4:35 left, but Shadell Millinghaus drilled a 3-pointer and Matt Bingaya hit a jumper to make it a five-point game, 58-53 with under four minutes left...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooper hits late 3; UTEP beats Texas-San Antonio 69-62

EL PASO, Texas (AP) C.J. Cooper nailed a 3-point jumper and then made two straight free throws to secure a 69-62 UTEP victory over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday night. UTEP (19-7, 11-3 Conference USA) led throughout most of the second half but could never run away from the Roadrunners. The Miners were ahead 64-55 with 1:58 left. Jeromie Hill hit two treys and Keon Lewis made a free...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP pulls away late to top Florida Atlantic 63-56

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Vince Hunter scored 22 points, Cedrick Lang added 16 and UTEP defeated Florida Atlantic 63-56 on Thursday. There were 11 ties and 12 lead changes before the Miners (15-7, 7-3 Conference USA) pulled away in the closing minutes. The last tie, at 54, came with 2:58 when Marquan Botley made two free throws for the Eagles (8-12, 1-8). Twenty seconds later Hunter...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP beats Middle Tennessee 83-70

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Julian Washburn scored 18 points, Vince Hunter added 17 and UTEP beat Middle Tennessee 83-70 on Saturday. UTEP (14-7, 6-3 Conference USA) had a nine-point run near the end of the first half and led 45-38 at the break. Middle Tennessee pulled to within five after two free throws by Reggie Upshaw made it 71-66 with 5:07 left. But Earvin Morris drilled a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP breezes to 74-40 win over Southern Miss

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter scored 14 points and C.J. Cooper added 12 more to propel hot-shooting UTEP to a 74-40 win over Southern Miss on Saturday night. Hunter hit 6 of 10 from the field and hauled in eight rebounds in the win. Omega Harris contributed 10 points while Matt Willms had nine points and eight rebounds for UTEP (11-5, 3-1 Conference USA). The Miners held Southern...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Morris, Hunter pace UTEP past North Texas 85-71

DENTON, Texas (AP) Earvin Morris finished with 22 points, Vince Hunter added 21 with nine rebounds and UTEP defeated North Texas 85-71 in the Conference-USA opener for both teams Friday night. Morris hit four 3-pointers and grabbed six steals, while Hunter was 9 of 10 from the field for the Miners (9-4, 1-0). Omega Harris chipped in 12 points and Cedrick Lang had nine with 10 boards...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter has 18 as UTEP holds on to beat Kent State 78-75

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter had 18 points and 16 rebounds as UTEP survived a late charge to knock off Kent State 78-75 to win its third consecutive Sun Bowl Invitational Monday night. Cedrick Lang and Matt Willms had 12 apiece and Julian Washburn chipped in 10 for UTEP (8-4). Kent State led early but the Miners took a 16-13 lead at the 12:14 mark. UTEP held a slim 44-37 halftime...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter scores 16 to lead UTEP past Alcorn St, 78-45

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter scored 16 points and had three steals to help UTEP beat Alcorn State 78-45 in the Sun Bowl tournament on Sunday night. Cedrick Lang added 13 points and Omega Harris scored 10 for UTEP (7-4). The Miners scored the first eight points of the game and a pair of free throws by Harris gave them a 17-3 lead with 13 minutes left in the half. After a 3-pointer...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Utah State Defender Upends Massive UTEP Tight End With Authority

Whenever a defender is the smaller guy he is told to do one thing in a tackle--get low. Get low and the size advantage is mitigated to a degree. Of course if you are not that big and the other guy is you better get really low--which is exactly what the Utah State defender does here when he see UTEP's massive tight end, all 6'7" and 270 pounds of Eric Tomlinson, come his way.Nice...
Via FatManWriting
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP shut down by Utah State in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Aaron Jones and UTEP got ground down in the New Mexico Bowl. Jones, one of the nation's top runners, was limited to 88 hard yards Saturday and the Miners never developed any offensive cohesion in a 21-6 loss to Utah State. ''We shot ourselves in the foot because we didn't execute this game at all in the run game,'' UTEP quarterback Jameill Showers said. '...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Mexico Bowl: Utah State Aggies vs. UTEP Miners betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Gildan New Mexico Bowl will take place with a match-up between the Utah State Aggies and the UTEP Miners. Utah State (9-4) will be looking to get to double digit wins on the season but UTEP (7-5) is not about to just roll over in this one. Coverage of the game between these two will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 2:20 pm ET from University Stadium in Albuquerque...
Via Tireball.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter has 26 to lead UTEP to 80-62 win over SE Louisiana

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter tied his career high of 26 points to lead UTEP past Southeastern Louisiana 80-62 on Tuesday night. Hunter hit 11 of 13 field goal attempts and was 4 of 4 from the line. Earvin Morris nailed 4 of 5 from long range for a career-high 17 points and Julian Washburn added 15 for UTEP (6-3). The Miners never trailed and won the defensive battle in the first...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Utah St.-UTEP Preview

Although the regular season didn't end the way Utah State wanted, the Aggies are itching to get back on the field with plenty at stake in the postseason. UTEP is looking to cap its turnaround under coach Sean Kugler by living up to its preseason motto. As Utah State tries to bounce back with its third consecutive bowl victory, the Miners seek their first bowl win in 47 years when...
Via AP on Fox
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Catch-up: Conference USA

Best Player: Marquez Letecher-Ellis, Rice Best Potential: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Scorer: Fredrick Edmond, Western Kentucky Best Shooter: Lee Moore, UTEP Best Rebounder: Ebuka Izundu, Charlotte Best Passer: Ahmad Caver, Old Dominion Best Defender: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Glue Guy: Derric Jean, Louisiana Tech Best Athlete: Jeantal Cylla, Florida Atlantic 1. UTEP...
Via Hoopniks
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jones helps UTEP edge Middle Tennessee 24-21

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Aaron Jones ran for 147 yards and a touchdown and had a 72-yard receiving touchdown and UTEP intercepted two passes in the final 90 seconds to preserve the Miners' 24-21 in over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night. Middle Tennessee had a first-and-goal from the 7 when Jameel Erving picked off Austin Grammer. The Blue Raiders used their timeouts and forced a punt...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP holds on to beat Xavier 77-73

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) C.J. Cooper scored 22 points and Vince Hunter added 12 rebounds as UTEP held on in the final seconds to stay ahead of Xavier 77-73 in the Wooden Legacy on Friday. The Miners led by five points with two minutes left, but Matt Stainbrook and Myles Davis both made jumpers for Xavier to cut the difference to two points with 19 seconds to go. Trailing 76-73 with...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP holds on to beat Xavier 77-73

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Cooper scored 22 points and Vince Hunter added 12 rebounds as UTEP held on in the final seconds to stay ahead of Xavier 77-73 in the Wooden Legacy on Friday. The Miners led by five points with two minutes left, but Matt Stainbrook and Myles Davis both made jumpers for Xavier to cut the difference to two points with 19 seconds to go. Trailing 76-73 with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter scores 18, UTEP beats Princeton 62-56

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Vince Hunter scored 18 points with 12 rebounds, capping his scoring with an emphatic dunk in the final half-minute as UTEP held off Princeton in the opener of the Wooden Legacy tournament on Thursday. Hunter has double-doubles in all three games this season, the first Miner open the season that way since Nevil Shed in 1966-67. Henry Caruso, who had scored...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP holds on to top New Mexico State

EL PASO, Texas -- Cedrick Lang scored a layup with 2:30 left to give UTEP an eight-point lead, but the Miners needed to hold on to take a 77-76 win over New Mexico State Saturday night. Johnathon Wilkins hit a layup that pulled New Mexico State within six with 2:14 left and D.K. Eldridge added two free throws to make it 75-71 and followed them up with a steal and dunk that made it...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP holds on to top New Mexico State

EL PASO, Texas -- Cedrick Lang scored a layup with 2:30 left to give UTEP an eight-point lead, but the Miners needed to hold on to take a 77-76 win over New Mexico State Saturday night. Johnathon Wilkins hit a layup that pulled New Mexico State within six with 2:14 left and D.K. Eldridge added two free throws to make it 75-71 and followed them up with a steal and dunk that made it...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP holds on to top New Mexico State 77-76

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Cedrick Lang scored a layup with 2:30 left to give UTEP an eight-point lead, but the Miners needed to hold on to take a 77-76 win over New Mexico State Saturday night. Johnathon Wilkins hit a layup that pulled New Mexico State within six with 2:14 left and D.K. Eldridge added two free throws to make it 75-71 and followed them up with a steal and dunk that made...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Miners at Rice Owls: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the UTEP Miners and Rice Owls will face off against one another in Conference USA play. UTEP (6-4) and Rice (6-4) each enter this game at 4-2 in conference play. Coverage of the game between these two will air on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 8:00 pm ET from Rice Stadium in Houston, TX. The odds: The Rice Owls are 8 point favorites against the UTEP Miners. The over...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP runs away from North Texas for 35-17 win

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Nathan Jeffery ran for three first-half touchdowns as UTEP built a 28-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 35-10 win over North Texas Saturday night. Jefferys capped the Miners' opening drive with a 31-yard run for a touchdown, and then scored from the 2 to make it 14-0 after one quarter. He added a 5-yard run for a touchdown midway through the second quarter to...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP forces 5 turnovers, beats Southern Miss

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Autrey Golden scored a 98-yard kickoff return, Trey Brown and Nick Gathrite scored fourth-quarter defensive touchdowns, and UTEP beat Southern Miss 35-14 on Saturday night. Brown intercepted Cole Weeks' pass and returned it 51 yards to give UTEP (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA) a 28-14 lead early in the fourth and Gathrite returned a fumble 59 yards to cap the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP forces 5 turnovers, beats Southern Miss 35-14

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Autrey Golden scored a 98-yard kickoff return, Trey Brown and Nick Gathrite scored fourth-quarter defensive touchdowns, and UTEP beat Southern Miss 35-14 on Saturday night. Brown intercepted Cole Weeks' pass and returned it 51 yards to give UTEP (5-3, 3-1 Conference USA) a 28-14 lead early in the fourth and Gathrite returned a fumble 59 yards to cap the scoring...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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