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Assayer of Student Opinion.

The Prospector

Jane Asinde stares down the defense during a game against MTSU, Feb. 17.

Jane Asinde: From court to commencement

Alyson Rodriguez, Contributor/Writer May 9, 2024

As the final buzzer sounds on her collegiate basketball journey, Jane Asinde celebrates not only a victorious career on the court but also a triumph in academia, marking her graduation from college as a testament to her dedication and excellence both...

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The NCCA hosted their yearly tournaments for both the men and women. Due to it having competitive play including possible upsets, and it is taking place mostly in March, the tournament was named March Madness. Photo courtesy of the NCCA.

March Madness recap

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter April 24, 2024

As March gave way to April, the NCAA women's and men's basketball tournaments crowned the champions for their 2023-2024 seasons.   For the women's side, the undefeated South Carolina Gamecocks were crowned national women's champions on April 7, after...

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Junior forward Kevin Kalu jumps up in attempt to lay the ball over the defense of Liberty, Mar. 14. Photo courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

C-USA title eludes UTEP as Miners fall to Western Kentucky

Jorge Guajardo, Staff Reporter March 19, 2024

For two days, the Miners wrote a Cinderella story that had them punching their ticket to the big dance, the NCAA tournament, for the first time since 2010. That fairytale ended March 16, as UTEP suffered a gut-wrenching loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers...

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Senior forward Jane Asinde soars for a layup.

UTEP women’s basketball falls short to Liberty University in last home game of the season

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer March 5, 2024

UTEP women's basketball took a loss to the Liberty University Flames in the Miners' last home game. Senior forward Jane Asinde is among two other seniors on the roster, guard Mahri Petree and guard Erin Wilson. Even with the loss, Asinde led the team...

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Guard Corey Camper Jr. dribbles the ball while being closely defended by a Sam Houston player, Feb. 24.

UTEP men’s basketball gets scratched by Sam Houston Bearkats

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 27, 2024

UTEP had a busy Saturday as they unveiled the brand-new Don Haskins "The Bear" statue to the public in an all-out pep rally. At the unveiling of the statue, multiple UTEP Men's Basketball teams throughout the decades were coached by Haskins were there....

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Junior forward Derick Hamilton attempts a layup.

UTEP men’s basketball fights to the end in tough loss against top ranked LA Tech 

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Editor’s Note: This recap is not the most recent game for the UTEP Miners Men’s Basketball.  The UTEP Miners (13-14, C-USA 4-8) faced top-ranking LA Tech (19-8, C-USA 9-3), but fought hard through the game, ending the game down by only six points...

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“The Bear” stands in bronze glory at the Don Haskins Center 

Nicholas Maes, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

The 1960s served as a pivotal decade for America. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed by Lyndon B. Johnson and the Vietnam War raged on overseas. Amid all this stood what became one of the most pivotal moments...

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UTEP men’s basketball goes winless during their two-game road stretch against WKU and Middle Tennessee.

UTEP men’s basketball drops ninth-straight road loss

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor February 22, 2024

After a dominating home win versus I-10 rival New Mexico State (11-15, 5-6 C-USA), the UTEP men’s basketball team (13-13, 4-7 C-USA) hit the road for two games against the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers (WKU) (19-7, C-USA) and the Middle Tennessee...

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The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue on Feb. 8, 2024. Honoring NBA legend Kobe Bryant who played for the franchise for 20 years, spanning from 1996 to 2016.

Lakers unveil first of three statues commemorating the late Kobe Bryant

Jorge Guajardo, Contributor February 19, 2024

Kobe Bryant, known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and an inspiration to many, will now watch over fans at the arena forever. The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a statue honoring the late Hall of Fame player, Feb. 9. The...

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Forward Jane Asinde takes a jump-shot over the defense of a Middle Tennessee State player, Feb. 17.

UTEP Women’s basketball tightens up their defense over Conference-USA leader

Joel Molina, Photo Editor February 19, 2024

Coming off a triumphant victory over Western Kentucky University, the UTEP Women’s basketball team (9-15, C-USA 4-7) looked to once again protect their home court against C-USA leader Middle Tennessee State University (21-4, C-USA 11-0).  This would...

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Junior guard Delma Zita looks to pass the ball.

UTEP Women’s basketball fights WKU to the end in triumphant win

H. Catching Marginot, Contributor February 19, 2024

In a triumphant mix of skill, determination and perseverance, UTEP Women's basketball defeated Western Kentucky University 73-68. Down 16 points at the half, UTEP rose from the ashes, earning head coach Keitha Adams her 500th win. The Miners broke a five-game...

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UTEP falls to NMSU at the Pan Am Center on Feb. 10.

Women’s basketball loses third straight game at the hands of I-10 rivals

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Contributor February 14, 2024

The UTEP women’s basketball team (8-14, C-USA 3-6) faced its third straight loss to I-10 rival New Mexico State University Aggies (NMSU) (10-12, C-USA 4-5).   After losses to Jax State (8-12, C-USA 3-4) and Liberty University (8-13, C-USA 3-5) on...

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