UTEP looks to end streak vs Middle Tenn.
Middle Tennessee (9-20, 6-10) vs. UTEP (8-19, 3-13)
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Middle Tennessee looks to extend UTEP's conference losing...
UTEP looks to sweep Charlotte
UTEP (8-18, 3-12) vs. Charlotte (6-20, 3-12)
Dale F. Halton Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina; Sunday, 1 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTEP goes for the season sweep over Charlotte after...
UTEP looks for home win vs Rice
Rice (10-17, 5-9) vs. UTEP (8-17, 3-11)
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Saturday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTEP looks for its seventh straight win over Rice at Don Haskins Center....
Draine scores 24 to lift Southern Miss over UTEP 77-47
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavius Draine had a career-high 24 points as Southern Miss easily beat UTEP 77-47 on Saturday.
Draine shot 8 for 10 from the floor, including 7 of 9 from behind the arc.
Leonard Harper-Baker had 12 points and nine rebounds for Southern Miss (17-9, 9-5 Conference USA), which earned its sixth straight victory. Tyree Griffin added 12 points and eight assists.
Bracey scores 28 to lead Louisiana Tech past UTEP 71-57
RUSTON, La. (AP) — DaQuan Bracey had a career-high 28 points as Louisiana Tech won its 10th consecutive home game, defeating UTEP 71-57 on Thursday night.
Bracey made 9 of 12 shots. He added six rebounds.
Anthony Duruji had 16 points and four blocks for Louisiana Tech (16-10, 6-7 Conference USA). Stacey Thomas added three blocks.
Efe Odigie had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Miners (8-16, 3-10). Jordan Lathon added 10 points. Kobe Magee had six assists.
Florida Atlantic defense shuts down UTEP for 61-48 victory
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Anthony Adger drained a career-best 8 of 11 from long range and scored 27 points as Florida Atlantic walked over UTEP 61-48 on Thursday night.
Adger made 3 of 6 from deep and had 11 points in the first half as Florida Atlantic took a 30-19 lead into the break. The Miners fared better in the second period, but Florida Atlantic still won the final half 31-29.
Old Dominion wins 5th straight, 50-48 over UTEP
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Justice Kithcart tied a career high with 16 points Thursday night and Old Dominion won its fifth straight with a 50-48 victory over UTEP.
The Monarchs (16-5, 6-2 Conference USA) blew an 11-point lead when UTEP's Efe Odigie made a pair of free throws to tie it at 48 with 1:19 left. B.J. Stith made two free throws to put Old Dominion back in front with 1:01 left.
Wallace scores 23, UTSA beats UTEP, 75-60 in C-USA opener
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Keaton Wallace put up 23 points and had a career-high four blocked shots and UTSA rode a strong defensive effort to a 75-60 victory over UTEP in the Conference USA opener for both schools on Thursday night.
The teams will play a rematch Saturday in El Paso. The Roadrunners now have won four straight over the Miners.
Gilyard scores 20 to lead UTEP’s win over Wyoming
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Evan Gilyard scored 20 points, largely on 6-of-9 3-point shooting, and UTEP defeated Wyoming 76-65 in the third-place game of the Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday night.
Freshman Efe Odigie had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Miners (5-6). Nigel Hawkins scored 13 points and Paul Thomas and Jordan Lathon added 10 points each.
Pitt scores 24, Norfolk defeats UTEP in Sun Bowl tourney
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Mastadi Pitt scored 24 points and Norfolk State pulled away in the second half to defeat UTEP 75-62 at the Sun Bowl Invitational on Friday night.
Pitt made 4 of 5 3-pointers, 7 of 9 from the field overall, and 6 of 7 free throws. Derrik Jamerson added 13 points and C.J. Kelly scored 10 points for the Spartans (5-8).
Evan Gilyard led the Miners (4-6) with 20 points, Efe Odigie added 18 points and Paul Thomas grabbed 17 rebounds. UTEP led 40-23 on the boards.
Lathon, Odigie help UTEP pull away from UC Riverside, 71-56
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lathon converted a go-ahead 3-point play, Efe Odigie scored a career-high 26 points and pulled down 11 rebounds and UTEP used a late surge to hold off UC Riverside 71-56 on Sunday.
Hawkins, Lathon lead UTEP to 77-47 win over NW State
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Nigel Hawkins and Jordan Lathon had 16 points apiece to lead UTEP to a 77-47 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night.
Hawkins was 4 of 8 from distance. Lathon grabbed nine rebounds with three assists and two steals. Efe Odigie added 14 points and Evan Gilyard chipped in 12 for UTEP (3-4).
UTEP, which led throughout, sprinted to an 11-3 lead and was up 37-20 at the half. The Miners pushed their advantage to 57-32 midway in the second half and coasted to the win.
New Mexico State holds off UTEP 62-58
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea scored 15 points, including a go-ahead free throw, and New Mexico State pulled away in the second half and held on to beat UTEP 62-58 on Wednesday night.
Giilyard leads UTEP past feisty DII Eastern New Mexico 66-59
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Evan Gilyard tied a career-high with 29 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds and UTEP fought off pesky Division II-member Eastern New Mexico 66-59 on Monday night.