Best of the past week in links

Miners Qualify for NCAA West Preliminaries Amusan Named Performer of the Meet UTEP Men's Golf Season Ends In Washington Deadline Approaching For UTEP Volleyball Summer Camp Registration UTEP women's point guard will transfer Aaron Jones ready to forge his own path Are Williams and Jones the new Thunder and Lightning? Former UTEP Star Kayla Thornton Back in WNBA with Dallas...
Via Miner Rush
1 day ago

UTEP Football Continues Upward APR Improvement

The UTEP football team has recorded the second-best Academic Progress Rate (APR) among all FBS programs in the state of Texas, according to the latest figures released by the NCAA on Wednesday. The Miners’ APR for the four-year period ending in 2015-16 is 980. Rice tops the field with an APR of 984, followed by UTEP, North Texas (979), Texas (978), Baylor (973), UTSA (965), Texas...
Via Miner Rush
12 days ago

UTEP Basketball: Deon Barrett announces intent to transfer

Freshman guard Deon Barrett took to Twitter this afternoon to announce he will be transferring from the UTEP basketball program. Barrett played in 31 games last season as a freshman, scoring a career high 25 points on seven made 3-pointers on the road against New Mexico. The Lancaster, Texas native struggled with his shot during C-USA play, but was a key part defensively off the...
Via Miner Rush
13 days ago

UTEP Women’s Basketball: Kevin Baker Signs Three Student-Athletes For 2017-18

Jordan Alexander (Trinity Valley Community College), Leandra Echi (Vermont Academy/Beacon High School) and Neidy Ocuane (Seward County Community College) have each signed national letters of intent to attend UTEP and compete with the Miners starting in 2017-18, head women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker revealed Tuesday. Alexander and Ocuane will have two years of eligibility...
Via Miner Rush
14 days ago

Best of the past week in links and tweets

Harrawood Records Career-High 7 Ks in Game 2 UAB Tops UTEP Softball in series finale UTEP MEN'S GOLF WINS CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP Korir Chases Collegiate Record at Brutus Hamilton Challenge Miners Notch Four First Place Finishes at Brutus Hamilton Challenge UTEP Rifle Gains Experience At 2017 USA Shooting National Junior Olympics UTEP Softball Announces the Addition of...
Via Miner Rush
22 days ago

UTEP uses first-half run to knock off Rice in C-USA tourney

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Dominic Artis scored 20 of his season-high 26 points, and UTEP scored 20 of the last 25, in the first half before holding off Rice for an 86-76 win in the Conference USA Tournament on Thursday. Artis also had 10 rebounds and six assists and Omega Harris added 21 points for fourth-seeded UTEP (15-16), which will face No. 1 seed Middle Tennessee in the semifinals...
Via Associated Press
March 09, 2017  |  Discuss

UTEP beats Charlotte 74-67 on Harris' career night

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Omega Harris set career highs with 27 points and 10 rebounds, and UTEP held off Charlotte 74-67 in Saturday's regular-season finale to clinch the No. 4 seed in next week's Conference USA Tournament. Paul Thomas added 15 with 11 boards for his sixth double-double of the season for the Miners (14-16, 12-6), who shot 44 percent from the floor and held the 49ers...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 04, 2017  |  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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