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...
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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. '...
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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...
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...
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5 days ago
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...
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...
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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...
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.
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...
Randy Culpepper has signed with Julin of the Chinese Basketball Assocation, a source tells RealGM.
Culpepper played collegiately at UTEP.
September 18, 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...
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...
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.
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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...