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Randy Culpepper pulled off one of the best dunks of all time a few years ago

Sick Dunk before the CBI Championship by then Sophomore Utep Miner guard Randy Culpepper.Randy currently plays for Krasny Oktyabr of the VTB United LeagueFollow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee upsets UTEP 53-50 in C-USA tourney semis

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) DJ Jones came off the bench to score 17 points and sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee beat second-seeded UTEP 53-50 on Friday to notch its third consecutive victory in the Conference USA tournament and advance to the finals. On Saturday, the Blue Raiders (19-15), who have won four straight games for the first time this season, will play the winner of Friday's second...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP advances in C-USA tourney, beats FIU

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Julian Washburn led five players in double figures with 19 points and second-seeded UTEP advanced past tenth-seeded Florida International 83-71 in the Conference USA tournament on Thursday. UTEP (22-9) will face sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee, which knocked off No. 3 seed Old Dominion 59-52 on Thursday, in the semifinals on Friday. Vince Hunter had 16 points...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP advances in C-USA tourney, beats FIU 83-71

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Julian Washburn led five players in double figures with 19 points and second-seeded UTEP advanced past tenth-seeded Florida International 83-71 in the Conference USA tournament on Thursday. UTEP (22-9) will face the winner of No. 3 seed Old Dominion and sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee in the semifinals on Friday. Vince Hunter had 16 points, Omega Harris was 5...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP edges Rice 68-65

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter posted a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing 12 rebounds, as UTEP edged Rice 68-65 on Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams. Julian Washburn added 19 points and Cedrick Lang had 11 points for the Miners (21-9, 13-5 Conference USA), who play in the Conference USA tournament in Birmingham on March 12. UTEP jumped to a 10-0...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP beats N. Texas 83-60; pulls into 4-way tie for second

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Vince Hunter dished out five assists and scored 19 points to lead four players in double-figure scoring as UTEP cruised to an 83-60 victory over North Texas on Thursday night. UTEP (20-9, 12-5) snaps a two-game losing skid, and pulls into a four-way tie for second place in Conference USA heading into the regular season finale against visiting Rice on Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
28 days ago  |  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 handles Old Dominion 62-47

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Earvin Morris and Julian Washburn scored 15 points apiece and UTEP made its free throws down the stretch to beat Old Dominion 62-47 on Saturday. Old Dominion (18-6, 7-5 Conference USA) is 5-5 since being nationally ranked in early January. Both teams started slowly, with ODU holding a 6-5 lead a little more than five minutes in. Julian Washhburn's 3-pointer put...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP holds off Charlotte 73-68

EL PASO, Texas (AP) C.J. Cooper scored 15 points to lead five in double-figures and UTEP made its free throws late to hold off Charlotte 73-68 on Thursday. UTEP (17-7, 9-3 Conference USA) scored the first seven points of the game and Cooper's 3-pointer made it 10-2 just 2 1/2 minutes in. UTEP led 34-27 at the break. Charlotte trimmed the deficit to three with 35 seconds to play...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UTEP escapes with 67-64 win at Florida International

MIAMI (AP) Vince Hunter had 18 points and four blocks on Saturday and Omega Harris scored the go-ahead basket with 43.3 seconds left, helping UTEP beat Florida International 67-64. Harris scored on a putback to give UTEP (16-7, 8-3 Conference USA) a 64-63 lead. C.J. Cooper extended it to three on two free throws with 18.8 seconds left. Dennis Mavin made 1 of 2 free throws for FIU...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 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

Morris leads UTEP to 73-55 win over Texas-San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Earvin Morris made 4 of 9 from long range to score a career-high 23 points and lead UTEP to a 73-55 victory over Texas-San Antonio in Conference USA play on Saturday. Morris also had two steals and one blocked shot. Cedrick Lang and Julian Washburn had 11 apiece for UTEP (12-5, 4-1). The Miners held a slim 30-26 halftime advantage and were up 46-35 with 13:11...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 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

UTEP tops Rice 66-57

HOUSTON (AP) Earvin Morris scored 16 points off the bench - including four 3-pointers - while Vince Hunter had 15 points with 10 rebounds, four blocks and four assists and UTEP topped Rice 66-57 on Sunday. Julian Washburn had 13 points and Cedrick Lang added 11 points for UTEP (10-4, 2-0 Conference USA). Rice (4-9, 1-1) was paced by Marcus Jackson with 20 points and eight boards...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 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

Utah State, UTEP set to meet in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) A resilient Utah State is set to square off with UTEP and its run-heavy offense in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday as the college football postseason gets underway. This season, the Aggies (9-4) have been hampered by injuries and were forced to play four quarterbacks. Their defense is led by linebacker brothers Zach and Nick Vigil, who have combined for 181...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 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...
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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
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