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...
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...
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February 02, 2014
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. […]
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...
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...
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.
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...
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December 29, 2013
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.
Matt Willms scored 20 points and led three other players in double digits as UTEP defeated NAIA Loyola New Orleans 84-49 on Saturday night.
Willms scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half of the season opener while UTEP outscored the Wolf pack in the final 20 minutes 49-28. Julian Washburn scored 12 points with eight rebounds, and John Bohannon grabbed eight rebounds also along...
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November 09, 2013
The No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies will host the visting UTEP Miners on Saturday.
Entering Saturday’s contest Texas A&M is 6-2 while UTEP is 1-6 on the season.
Coverage of the game between UTEP and Texas A&M will air on ESPN2 beginning at 9:00 pm ET from Kyle FIeld in College Station, TX.
UTEP quarterback Jameill Showers won't play in his anticipated return to Texas A&M after injuring his right shoulder in a loss to Rice.
Showers lost a battle for the Texas A&M starting job the preseason before Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012.
The No. 12 Aggies (6-2) and Miners (1-6) play a nonconference game Saturday night...
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October 28, 2013
Check out the UTEP Miners new basketball court design design that will be going into the Haskins Center in anticipation of the 2013-14 season.
Check out Shamarr Bowden of ECU punching Konner Tucker of UTEP in the face twice in their game on Saturday. The two players went to the ground after a layup attempt when Marshall Guilmette of UTEP put back a huge dunk. While Marshall was hanging on the rim Bowden dropped two huge punches to Tucker's face. Not really sure what caused the fight, but it wasn't pretty. ...
UTEP’s McKenzie Moore might have kept the Miners
NCAA Tournament hopes alive. Moore hit a
shot from mid-court at the buzzer on the road to shoot down East Carolina in a
battle between Conference USA bubble teams.
Here’s the highlights with the big shot at the end.
"Anytime you make one like that at the end, you
feel like you've got a...
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2011 Record: (5-7, 2-6 in C-USA)
Head Coach: Mike Price (174-174 All-Time, 45-42 at UTEP)
Last Bowl Game: 2010 New Mexico Bowl: lost to BYU 52-24
Four Year-Coaching Trend: 5 wins and 7.25 losses overall, 3 wins and 5 losses in C-USA per year
2012 Schedule Link
Big Name Opponents: 9/1 vs Oklahoma, 9/8 at Ole Miss, 9/22 at Wisconsin
Must Win: 9/15 vs...