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Jazion Jackson drives up towards the basket to create an opportunity to score.

Women’s basketball face I-10 rival in nailbiter

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

The UTEP women’s basketball team (6-1) took its turn against New Mexico State University (NMSU) (2-4) during the Battle of I-10, Nov. 30 at the Don Haskins Center. The NMSU Aggies are entering this matchup 2-3 after losing to Yale (4-4) 73-65 Friday,...

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UTEP beat San Jose State with a final score of 67-54 but fell to Sacramento State 63-50. Photo Courtesy of UTEP Athletics.

Miners split games at the Holiday Beach Classic

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 27, 2022

UTEP women’s basketball (5-1) traveled to San Luis Obispo, California for the Holiday Beach Classic series during the Thanksgiving break. The UTEP Miners met the San Jose State (2-4) Spartans, Nov. 25 and the Sacramento State Hornets (5-1), Nov. 26....

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UTEP hosted the Jim Forbes Classic at the Don Haskins. Miners win against California State University Bakersfield,

Men’s basketball flushes out competition at the Jim Forbes Classic

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 26, 2022

The UTEP men’s basketball team tipped off the inaugural Jim Forbes Classic against Alcorn State (5-1) Tuesday Nov. 22 at the Don Haskins Center. The UTEP Miners will host the Alcorn State Braves (3-3), California State University-Bakersfield (CSU-Bakersfield)...

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Guard N’Yah Boyd attempts to shoot the ball while being defended.

UTEP surpasses Texas Southern

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 17, 2022

UTEP women’s basketball (3-0, 0-0 Conference USA) hosted the Texas Southern University Tigers (0-4, 0-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) Wednesday Nov. 16 at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners beat Texas Southern with a final score of 80-65.  The...

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Guard Malik Zachery plays offense against two Aggies players.

Battle of I-10 tips off at the Don Haskins Center

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 13, 2022

As 11,315 fans filled the Don Haskins for the UTEP men’s basketball team’s (0-1) home opener and “915” game, New Mexico State University (NMSU) (1-0) came in ready to compete. The UTEP Miners are coming off a loss against No. 12 Texas Nov. 7...

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Junior guard Mahri Petree goes up for a short jump shot.

Women’s basketball starts off season strong

Alyson Rodriguez, Staff Reporter November 9, 2022

The first game of the UTEP women’s basketball season was a slam dunk. The UTEP Miners won the season opener against the University of New Orleans (UNO) which took place Monday, Nov. 7, at the Don Haskins Center.   There are eight new players on...

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The UTEP Miners men’s basketball team faced a 72-57 loss against the University of Texas at Austin Nov. 7 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Photo courtesy of UTEP Strategic Communications.

Lone Star tipoff in Austin

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

UTEP men’s basketball team started its long-awaited season against No. 12 University of Texas at Austin (Texas). The season opener took place Nov. 7, at the brand-new Moody Center in Austin, Texas and ended with a final score of 72-57 in favor of the...

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Guard Jazion Jackson takes a jump-shot.

Women’s basketball pivots during WNMU win

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 6, 2022

The 2022-2023 basketball season is finally underway after the UTEP women’s basketball team faced Western New Mexico University (WNMU) in an exhibition game Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Don Haskins Center. The UTEP Miners are coming off an underwhelming 2021-2022...

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UTEP women’s basketball guard Grace Alvarez finds support and stability in her coaches, teammates and God.

Guard leans on teammates

Katrina Villarreal, Staff Reporter November 1, 2022

Entering her second year as a member of the UTEP women’s basketball team, guard Grace Alvarez explains that she has built a close relationship with her teammates.    Alvarez is a sophomore criminal justice major and is originally from Houston....

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This year is women’s head coach Kevin Baker’s sixth season at UTEP, and he is the first coach in the UTEP program to have three winning seasons within their first four years.

Head coach guides women’s basketball team

Kristen Scheaffer, Contributor November 1, 2022

This year marks the beginning of Kevin Baker’s sixth season at UTEP, though he’s a veteran coach for the sport, and this is year 16 in his college basketball career.   Although he considers Austin his hometown, Baker says he was a bit of a military...

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UTEP basketball guard Shamar Givance learned basketball from watching his dad and cousin play when he was young.

El Paso, a second home for UTEP basketball guard

Angelica Gutierrez, Contributor November 1, 2022

UTEP basketball guard Shamar Givance, has been playing basketball since he was five years old. He is from Toronto, Canada, and has been away from home for six years.   He has been in the U.S. ever since his high school basketball career.   “I...

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Mission Hills Park, Pavo Real Park, Ranchos del Sol Park, Arbor Park, and Lincoln Park are all parks found in El Paso where UTEP students can get a change of scenery.

Basketball courts in the City of El Paso for students

Emmanuel Rivas Valenzuela, Sports Editor November 1, 2022

As the weather starts to cool down and autumn brings color to El Paso, outdoor activities begin to feel more appealing. For many, playing a game of basketball can unload a lot of unwanted stress while also providing a way to meet and bond with friends....

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