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Miners hold off Marshalls late rally for first conference win

Miners hold off Marshall’s late rally for first conference win

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 11, 2014

Tonight the UTEP Miners sealed their first conference win of the season with a 66-56 win over Marshall, the Miners now stand at 11-6 this season and 1-1 in conference play. Tied at halftime and a Miner 18-point lead 10 minutes into the second half,...

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UTEP upends Golden Hurricane 97-66

UTEP upends Golden Hurricane 97-66

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter January 11, 2014

Four different Miners had double digits as the UTEP women’s basketball team cruised past the Tulsa Golden Hurricane 97-66 at the Don Haskins Center. The big story was not the romping UTEP put on Tulsa, but the 22 points and record tying 20 rebounds...

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UTEP falls to Charlotte in Conference USA opener

UTEP falls to Charlotte in Conference USA opener

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter January 9, 2014

In their Conference USA opener the Miners were outdone by the Charlotte 49ers 73-68 at the Don Haskins Center. The main theme to the Miners first conference loss was rebounding. The 49ers outrebounded the Miners 41-27, the 27 rebounds in the Miners...

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Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Centennial begins with kickoff celebration at basketball game

Amanda Guillen, Staff reporter January 9, 2014

Centennial year kicked off today when students took part in a birthday celebration before a basketball game against the Charlotte 49ers. An email was sent out to students regarding the Centennial kickoff celebration. Director of Marketing and...

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Running back Aaron Jones and his brother Alvin will be added to the basketball team.

Jones brothers added to basketball roster

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor January 8, 2014

After the dismissal of three players, the UTEP men’s basketball team has added twin brothers Aaron and Alvin Jones to the roster. Aaron a running back for the football team, is healthy after suffering a broken rib in the game against North Texas,...

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McKenzie Moore was the UTEP leading scorer this season and was kicked off the team following FBI Investigation.

Three dismissed from basketball team following FBI investigation

Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor January 7, 2014

McKenzie Moore, Jalen Ragland and Justin Crosgile have been dismissed from the UTEP men's basketball program and are no longer enrolled at the university, following an FBI investigation that found evidence of all three players taking part in gambling...

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UTEP escapes Denver in double overtime to claim Sun Bowl Invitational crown

UTEP escapes Denver in double overtime to claim Sun Bowl Invitational crown

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 30, 2013

It took the Miners two overtimes to beat Denver in the West Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational championship game 60-54. The Miners have now won the Sun Bowl Invitational back to back years. “Obviously were happy to get the win,” said head Coach...

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UTEP womens basketball finish year with victory over Tigers

UTEP women’s basketball finish year with victory over Tigers

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 29, 2013

For a while it wasn’t the way they drew it up, but in the end the Miners and their full-court trap proved to be too much to handle for the Texas Southern Tigers. The Miners now 11-1 surged in the second half to defeat the Tigers 81-54. “We were...

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UTEP rallies back to defeat Western Illinois in Sun Bowl Invitational

UTEP rallies back to defeat Western Illinois in Sun Bowl Invitational

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 28, 2013

With UTEP legend Tim Hardaway in attendance the Miners came back to defeat Western Illinois 67-64. The Miners went on a 18-6 run in the last 5:46 to advance to defeat the Leathernecks and will play Denver tomorrow for the crown of the 2013 WestStar...

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Washburn leads UTEP past Montana State 70-55

Washburn leads UTEP past Montana State 70-55

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 23, 2013

The Miners won their third straight game Monday night by defeating the Montana State Wildcats 70-55. Once again, the Miners did it with defense and holding their opponent to a low shooting percentage, 34.5 percent. Junior guard/forward Julian...

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Moore returns to boost Miners to 84-74 win over Demons

Moore returns to boost Miners to 84-74 win over Demons

Javier Cortez, Staff Reporter December 19, 2013

After a heart-breaking loss to New Orleans this past Monday, the Miners bounced back with a 84-74 win over Northwestern State.  The Miners got off to a rough start committing 10 turnovers in the first half, but in the last four minutes of the first...

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New Orleans stuns UTEP with its first road win in two years

New Orleans stuns UTEP with its first road win in two years

Luis Barrio, Staff Reporter December 17, 2013

The UTEP Miners, who came in tonight with a 5-4 record, were stunned by the New Orleans Privateers at the Don Haskins Center, 71-69. Junior forward Cedric Lang missed a put-back layup to send the game into overtime, after Jalen Ragland missed a...

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