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I want to be a mentor, coach and teacher in the El Paso community, Rhyanes told The Prospector. My time at UTEP has been amazing, to be able to stay in my community to play for a storied program like the Miners has been a dream come true.

Isaiah Rhyanes: A profile in perseverance

Michael Cuviello, Sports editor May 11, 2020

As in many young men that play sports, Isaiah Rhyanes dreamed of playing basketball at the college level. The odds of being able to play college basketball are not very good for most people, but as a bench player for a high school team, it is an even...

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Senior forward Katarina Zec pushes the ball up court in win versus Florida Atlantic Jan. 4 at the Don Haskins Center.

Katarina Zec leaves an impact at UTEP

Isaiah Ramirez, Reporter May 11, 2020

Leadership is not an intangible that can be developed in a short period when it comes to the sport of basketball. In Katarina Zec's UTEP basketball career, she emerged as a leader and a player that is not only etched in the record book...

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UTEP men’s basketball faces Pac-12 powerhouse Arizona on Wednesday, Nov. 14

Men’s basketball heads to Tucson to face Arizona

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor November 12, 2018

After suffering their first loss of the season against New Mexico State, the UTEP men’s basketball team looks to prepare for yet another battle on the road as they face Pac-12 powerhouse Arizona at the McKale Memorial Center, on Wednesday, Nov. 14. This...

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Coach Rodney Terry announced his 2018-19 Miners basketball schedule.

UTEP men’s basketball announces 2018-19 schedule

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor July 31, 2018

UTEP men’s basketball head coach Rodney Terry announced the Miners' 2018-19 basketball schedule on Monday. “We’re excited about announcing our 2018-19 schedule. Coach [Lamont] Smith has done a great job with our scheduling and considering the...

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Shootin The S#!T w/ Big Boy & The Bear: Episode One

Shootin’ The S#!T w/ Big Boy & The Bear: Episode One

Jason Green, Contributor May 21, 2018 The Hosts: Senior multimedia majors Javier Cortez and Jason Green. The Episode: Big Boy (Cortez) and The Bear (Green), talk about the El...

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Tirus Smith’s career-high at UTEP was a 17 point performance against Howard on Dec. 21.

Terry, Wade and Smith speak out about transfers

Jason Green, Contributor April 23, 2018

During the Tim Floyd era at UTEP, basketball players transferring to other schools hit record numbers. In seven seasons at the helm of the Miners, Floyd saw 24 players transfer away from the school. During the 2017-18 offseason and preseason, eight players...

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Jake Flaggert (left), Matt Willms (middle) and Omega Harris (right) won their last home game at the Don Haskins Center against Southern Mississippi, 73-44 on Feb. 24.

Basketball seniors bid farewell to UTEP

Mike Flores and Daniel Mendez March 5, 2018

UTEP basketball will say goodbye to four seniors at the conclusion of the 2017-18 campaign. Three men's players and one woman player will potentially play their final game in a UTEP uniform this week in Frisco at Conference USA Tournament. With...

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The Dream Team defeated the Blue Team 72-64 in the championship game of the UTEP basketball intramural on Friday afternoon at the Student Recreation Center.

Basketball intramural opens opportunity for students

Isaiah Ramirez, Contributor March 3, 2018

The UTEP Student Recreation Center hosted a 5-on-5 intramural basketball game between some competitive and enthusiastic Miner students on Friday afternoon. The game was the championship matchup, which was the finals of the intramural basketball tournament...

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Katarina Zec was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and played on the U20 Serbian National Team.

Opportunity in U.S. fuels Zec with Miners

Jeremy Carranco, Sports Editor February 26, 2018

It’s hard to tell exactly what in a player drives them to play their best game. For UTEP sophomore point guard Katarina Zec, it was getting the chance to play collegiate ball at the Division I level in the United States—the opportunity of a lifetime. “I...

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Final games to decide Miners fate

Final games to decide Miners fate

Mike Flores, Staff Reporter February 26, 2018

A two-game win streak doesn’t mean much in the big picture of a basketball season, but the last two wins for the UTEP men’s basketball team, coming against Louisiana Tech (74-72) and Southern Mississippi (73-44), put them in the driver’s seat for...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team has not had a losing season at home since the 2002-03 campaign when they finished 5-12.

UTEP men’s basketball: Five important notes

Mikey Flores, Staff reporter February 19, 2018

Since the new year began, UTEP has had hopes of turning their season around and clawing their way back to a top-four seed in Conference USA. The team hoped for a repeat of last year, where the Miners received a first-round bye in the conference tournament...

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The UTEP women’s basketball team leads Conference USA in rebounding margin with a 7.3 advantage on the boards per game.

UTEP women seek key road wins at Marshall and ODU

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 12, 2018

With just six regular season games remaining, the UTEP women’s basketball team is battling for a bye in the Conference USA tournament. While the Miners are in seventh place, just two games separate five teams from securing the coveted fourth-place...

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