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UTEP’s Matt Willms works to return to full strength after playing last season with a torn labrum

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  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 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

UTEP dismisses three basketball players due to gambling allegations

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...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 08, 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

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

UTEP delivers final blow in WSU's day of hell

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.
Via washingtonstate.scout.com
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP downs NAIA Loyola (N.O.) 84-49

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Aggies vs. UTEP Miners: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

getty   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 vs. Texas A&M W-L 1-6 6-2 Avg Points 27.7 48.0 Avg Points...
Via Tireball.com
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP QB Showers won't play in return to Texas A&M

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: UTEP Miners unveil new watermarked basketball court design

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.
Via Gamedayr
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Shamarr Bowden of ECU Punched Konner Tucker of UTEP Twice in the Face (Video)

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. ...
Via Backyard Sports Blog
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

BUZZER BEATER: UTEP's McKenzie Moore Hits A Half Court Bomb For The Win

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...
Via Online Sports Guys
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Pre-Season Preview: UTEP Miners

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   Schedule Glimpse: 2012 Schedule Link Big Name Opponents: 9/1 vs Oklahoma, 9/8 at Ole Miss, 9/22 at Wisconsin Must Win: 9/15 vs...
Via College Football Zealots
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss
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