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UTEP at FAU Preview

With full control of their own top four seeding destiny in the C-USA Tournament, UTEP heads out on their final regular season road trip starting with Florida Atlantic on Thursday. FAU and UTEP went into overtime back on January 14th in El Paso with Miners coming out with the W, and the Owls have lost three of the last four, but is still a team that can get hot from long distance...
Via Miner Rush
5 hours ago

UTEP Basketball: Here come the Miners

Some thoughts on the Miners’ Texas road sweep. What a turnaround this has been. From a 2-13 record including lopsided losses to UTSA and Southern Miss making it an 0-3 start in C-USA play, to now a fourth place spot, and controlling their own destiny to an important top four seed in the Conference USA Tournament. I rode off this team and felt Tim Floyd was way in over his...
Via Miner Rush
2 days ago

Back-to-back 30-point games makes Sparkle Taylor the C-USA Player of the Week

After a historic performance UTEP senior guard Sparkle Taylor has been voted as the Conference USA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, it was revealed by the league office Monday morning. Taylor scored 34 points against both North Texas (2/16) and Rice (2/18) to become the first player in program history to post back-to-back 30+ point games. “Sparkle is a great young lady...
Via Miner Rush
2 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

UTEP Women Capture Third Conference USA Title UTEP Softball Falls to San Jose State & Boise State UNLV & Nevada Use Big Innings to Down Miners at DeMarini Desert Classic UTEP Rifle Excels In NCAA Qualifier Vs. Nevada UTEP Tennis Takes Down PAC-12's Colorado UTEP Tennis Falters Against Wyoming UTEP Tennis Wins, 5-2 UTEP Men's Golf Finishes Tied For Ninth UTEP Women...
Via Miner Rush
2 days ago

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Rice holds off UTEP 80-76

UTEP got another outstanding performance from Sparkle Taylor, but could not close the gap late as Rice escaped with a 80-76 win Saturday afternoon in the Don. Taylor posted her second straight 30 point effort scoring 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds, but inconsistencies on the offensive end hurt UTEP despite a hard fought effort. Rice was led by Nicole Iademarco who scored...
Via Miner Rush
4 days ago

UTEP upsets conference leader Middle Tenn. 57-54

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Matt Willms and Omega Harris made four free throws in the final seconds as UTEP upset Middle Tennessee 57-54 on Saturday night to put the lone blemish on the Blue Raiders' Conference USA record. The Miners, trailing 26-16 at the break, dominated the second half 41-27, taking their first lead, 51-50, when Harris hit a jumper with 2:27 left in the game. JaCorey...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

UTEP rallies in 2nd half to beat UAB 63-59

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris had 23 points as UTEP came roaring back in the second half to beat UAB 63-59 on Thursday night. UAB looked to be in control at the break, leading 28-19 but the Miners rallied. They had a 14-4 run, capped by Dominic Artis' 3-pointer followed by a layup, to take a 50-42 lead with 7:26 left in the game. UAB closed to 58-55 following Hakeem Baxter...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Willms, Artis lead UTEP over Marshall

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) Matt Willms scored 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Dominic Artis had 24 points and 11 boards and UTEP used two second-half runs Saturday night to beat Marshall 91-68. The Miners (6-14, 4-4 Conference USA) scored 12 straight to build a 64-49 lead with 11:19 left and then scored 11 straight to push it to 80-58 with 3:13 to go. Willms made 11 of 15 from...
Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Harris leads UTEP to 2nd straight OT win, beating FAU 66-65

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris hit a jumper to start the overtime period and UTEP held off Florida Atlantic 66-65 on Saturday night to grab its second straight overtime win. Dominic Artis hit a fall-away jumper as time expired in double overtime to beat Florida International 88-87 on Thursday night. UTEP (4-13, 2-3 Conference USA) held a 66-60 lead with 1:11 left in the extra...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP-FIU men's, women's games have stunningly similar endings

Both UTEP and FIU brought their fans phenomenal endings to their men’s and women’s basketball games Thursday night. And while the two games weren’t identical in the way they played out, they were about as close as you can get. What do we mean by that? Both the UTEP-FIU men’s and women’s games ended on buzzer-beaters in overtime. But that’s not all. The final score in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Willms, Artis lead UTEP to 85-75 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Matt Willms scored 22 points and Dominic Artis finished an assist shy of a triple-double in UTEP's 85-75 victory over Western Michigan on Friday at the Charleston Classic. The Miners (2-1) will play for fifth-place in the eight-team tournament on Sunday. Western Michigan (1-3) fell to 0-5 all-time in the Charleston tournament after losing all three in 2008...
Via Associated Press
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss
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