POSTED: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 7:37pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm
Thursday, February 4: Houston, we have a problem, and it was the 10,565 fans in attendance Wednesday Night in the Haskins Center. The largest crowd of the season helped the Miners overcome a slow start, as UTEP defeated the Cougars, 65-58. Derrick Caracter scored a career-high 22 points, also grabbed 13 big rebounds in the victory. Saturday Night, UTEP will host Tulsa in a first place showdown. The winner will earn sole possession of first place in Conference USA. Game time 8pm Saturday at the Haskins Center, televised on ESPN2. As of 6pm Thursday, 1500 tickets remain for the contest.