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The Prospector Podcast – Season 5, Episode 6

Anahy Diaz, Multimedia Editor November 9, 2021

On this week’s episode of The Prospector Podcast, Sports Editor Emily Autumn Velasquez talks to women's basketball coach Kevin Barker as the team prepares for its upcoming season. Arts and Culture Editor Victoria Rivas talks to UTEP basketball fans...

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UTEP senior guard Darryl Edwards drives to basket  en route to scoring a career high 34 points versus Rice Saturday, Feb. 22.

UTEP storms back from 19 down versus Rice, Edwards has career night

Michael Cuviello, Sports Editor February 22, 2020

The UTEP men’s basketball team overcame its worst first half of the season, scoring a season low 19 points versus the Rice Owls in the opening round of bonus play to pull a  68-62 victory from defeat. Coming into this game as a must win for the Miners,...

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The good, the bad and the optimism : UTEP men’s basketball

The good, the bad and the optimism : UTEP men’s basketball

Michael Cuviello, Contributor March 11, 2019

Rodney Terry and the Miners finished the season with their closest road loss of the year at Middle Tennessee State losing by a single point, capping off the season winless on the road 0-13. Their conference record of 3-15 is the worst in  UTEP’s history...

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The Miners beat the Northwestern State Demons on Saturday night, Dec. 1 at the Don Haskins Center.

WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational tips-off tonight

Daniel Mendez, Web Editor December 21, 2018

The 57th annual WestStar Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational championship tips off tonight at the Don Haskins Center. This year's competition includes Norfolk State (4-8), Wyoming (3-7), East Tennessee State (8-4) and UTEP (4-5). The Miners have not...

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The Miners celebrate their win against the UC Riverside Highlanders at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday, Dec. 16.

UTEP defeats UC Riverside after break for finals

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor December 16, 2018

The UTEP men’s basketball team defeated the UC Riverside Highlanders, 68-56, at the Don Haskins Center on Sunday, Dec. 16, after a 12 day break for finals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQdlNx7-Y9E UTEP improved to 4-5 on the season behind a...

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The Miners beat the Northwestern State Demons on Saturday night, Dec. 1 at the Don Haskins Center.

UTEP rolls past Northwestern State for 30 point victory

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor December 1, 2018

The UTEP Miners defeated Northwestern State Demons, 77-47, Saturday night, at the Don Haskins Center. The Miners earned their first victory of the season against a Division-I opponent and improved to 3-4 on the season while NSU fell to 2-6. “Our...

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Sophomore guard Kobe Magee works on drills with senior Paul Thomas during the basketball pre season showcase at the Don Haskins Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

UTEP prepares for first road test of the season in NMSU

November 8, 2018

 The UTEP men’s basketball team will face its first road test of the season when head coach Rodney Terry’s team travels to Las Cruces, NM to take on the New Mexico State Aggies in the Battle of I-10, Friday, Nov. 9.  “It's it's an opportunity...

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Senior forward Jordan Alexander finished with a team high of 17 points at an exhibition game against Western New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 27.

UTEP outlasts Western New Mexico in exhibition game

Daniel Mendez, Sports Editor October 27, 2018

UTEP women’s basketball opened up their exhibition part of their schedule with a 64-45 win over Western New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Don Haskins Center. “I thought it was a really good scrimmage for us,” said head coach Kevin Baker...

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Coach Kevin Baker an educator first a coach second

Coach Kevin Baker an educator first a coach second

Isaiah Ramirez, Staff Reporter September 17, 2018

The epitome of being successful on the basketball court through the implementation of teaching styles and quality motivational lessons is UTEP women’s head basketball coach Kevin Baker. “I think anybody who claims to be a coach at some point feels...

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Please remember Don Haskins

Please remember Don Haskins

Javier Cortez, Copy Editor September 11, 2018

Popularity does not always equate to substance. Success does not always represent greatness. And true character is rarely shown for all it’s worth in the light. Don Haskins had substance. Don Haskins was great. And Don Haskins had character—for...

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The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast - UTEP mens basketball forward Tirus Smith

The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast – UTEP men’s basketball forward Tirus Smith

Adrian Broaddus, Daniel Mendez, and Jeremy Carranco February 12, 2018

  Join The Prospector Sports Weekly Podcast for their newest episode featuring special guest UTEP freshman forward Tirus Smith, as he talks about his journey to becoming a Miner, his upbringing from Mississippi and what he plans to do for...

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The UTEP men’s basketball team will look to snap a five-game losing streak when they face UTSA for a second time this season.

Men’s basketball to battle UTSA in rematch

Daniel Mendez, Staff Reporter February 5, 2018

The UTEP men’s basketball team is in survival mode after dropping their last five games, and they are still hoping for a spot in the Conference USA tournament. The Miners (7-17, 2-9 C-USA) are looking to see if they can bounce back and snap their...

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