POSTED: Monday, December 12, 2011 - 8:48pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 5:37pm
UTEP will look to extend the best start in school history when it plays host to Northern Colorado at 7:05 p.m. MST Tuesday. The Miners (8-0) are coming off a 53-43 triumph at New Mexico on Dec. 10 while the Bears slipped to 5-4 on the campaign with a 73-48 loss at South Dakota (12/10).
And Then There Were 11
Four teams suffered their first loss of the season in the past week, making UTEP one of 11 undefeated squads NCAA Division I women’s basketball.
Elite Stat-Wise Too
The Miners boast top-50 rankings in nine major team stat categories out of 336 squads nationally, including five within the top-20 (5th FG% defense, 6th 3PT% defense, 12th blocked shots, 16th scoring margin & 20th scoring defense).
We Meet Again
The series with Northern Colorado is tied at three, with the two programs last locking up in the 2005-06 campaign. The Miners 1-1 against the Bears during the Keitha Adams era, and are 2-1 all time in games in El Paso.
December Has Been A Month To Remember
The game against Northern Colorado is the third of five in December for the Miners, which has been the strongest month traditionally for Keitha Adams’ teams. UTEP is 43-23 all time in the month, including 2-0 this year. The Miners are 20-1 at home in the month since the start of the 2006-07 season. Other months UTEP has winning records in are November (33-21) and January (42-37).
Following The Miners In 2011-12
Video and audio for every home game for the Miners on the year will be available through Miner TV on UTEPAthletics.com (subscription-based). All of the road contests on the season for UTEP will be broadcast on Talk Radio 1150 AM.
Staying Up Through Social Media
To keep up with the very latest on the program, LIKE the team’s page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UTEPWomensBasketball ) and follow the official team Twitter Feed (www.twitter.com/UTEPWBB ). Additionally, connect with head coach Keitha Adams by following her on Twitter, @UTEPKeithaAdams.
Get Your Tickets Now
Season tickets for the 2011-12 campaign remain on sale, with $50 guaranteeing individuals a reserved floor seat. To purchase season tickets (while seats remain) please call (915) 747-6150. Individual tickets ($7 adults, $3 kids) are also on sale for all contests by calling (915) 747-5234.
UTEP will be back on the road when it heads to face Loyola Marymount at 3 p.m. MST on Saturday. The Miners will be looking for their first 3-0 road start in program history.