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UTEP Basketball: Matt Willms to miss 2-4 weeks with wrist injury

Senior center Matt Willms, the second-leading scorer and top rebounder on the UTEP men’s basketball team, will be sidelined for a minimum 2-4 weeks with a spiral fracture in his right wrist, head coach Tim Floyd announced on Monday night. “Matt had some severe swelling in his wrist immediately after the ballgame on Sunday,” Floyd said. “It turned out that he fractured his wrist...
Via Miner Rush
November 20, 2017

UTEP Basketball: Matt Willms Granted Sixth Year of Eligiblity by NCAA

UTEP Athletics officials have been notified by the NCAA that 7-1 center Matt Willms has been granted a sixth year of eligibility and will return for the 2017-18 season. “We think this is a big deal,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “It gives Matt his first offseason in five years to actually be able to work out, lift and improve his game. This is when players get better. He has enormous...
Via Miner Rush
March 31, 2017

UTEP dumps FIU 90-76 behind efficient Willms

MIAMI (AP) Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday. Cameron Smith's layup with 7:22 left before halftime brought the Golden Panthers to within 25-24, but UTEP (13-15, 11-5 Conference USA) went on a 16-6 run and led by 11 (41-30) at intermission. Florida International...
Via Associated Press
February 25, 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

Matt Willms picks up C-USA Player of the Week Award

Matt Willms posted his best week as a Miner and was rewarded with the C-USA Player of the Week Award announced by the league Monday morning. Willms scored 52 points for the week and made 24-of-31 shots (77.4 percent) as UTEP split a pair of road games. First, he scored a career-high 27 points in the Miners’ 65-62 loss at WKU on Thursday. Willms made 13-of-16 shots against WKU...
Via Miner Rush
January 30, 2017

Willms, UTEP pick apart Marshall 91-68

UTEP’s game plan was simple, and the execution was top notch as the Miners set a blue print in slowing down the high powered Marshall offensive attack. Play smart, slow the pace down, move the ball, rebound, pound the paint, and let Matt Willms do his thing we’re simple pillars of an upset. All that, and more came together and added up to a 91-68 road win at Marshall, snapping...
Via Miner Rush
January 28, 2017

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

UTEP loses two key players for at least a semester

The Texas-El Paso Miners men’s basketball team will be without two key players for at least the first semester of the season. Rising junior center Matt Willms will miss time with a flare-up of a stress reaction in his foot, the same injury that cost him six games last season, and rising sophomore guard Omega Harris will miss a semester due to academic ineligibility. Rob Dauster of...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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