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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
17 hours ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: UTEP Wearing Helmets WIth “Vintage Pete” Logo To Celebrate Centennial

UTEP celebrates Homecoming this weekend, and will host Old Dominion as part of the celebration. This Homecoming celebration has special significance for school, as it is celebrating its Centennial this year. The Miners football team will be taking on a retro look, featuring a vintage mascot logo that the school used from 1992-2003 according to SportsLogos.net.  Going throwback...
Via College Spun
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP Miners at Kansas State Wildcats: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Kansas State Wildcats will host the UTEP Minors in for a contest of two teams with 2-1 records. No. 25 Kansas State (2-1) will be looking to knock off UTEP at home. Coverage of the game between Kansas State and UTEP will take place at 12:00 pm ET on a yet unidentified network from Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, KS. The Odds: The Kansas State Wildcats are...
Via Tireball.com
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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
September 18, 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

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 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

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

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

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 Thacover2
January 07, 2014  |  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
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