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  • Americas

    38

    Franklin

    41

    AT
    10/17 - OT/Final
  • Andress

    66

    Jefferson

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Andrews

    47

    San Elizario

    8

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Austin

    10

    El Paso

    21

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Brownsfield

    45

    Tornillo

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Burges

    0

    Canutillo

    52

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Chaparral

    6

    Centennial

    41

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Cobre

    21

    Hatch

    0

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Coronado

    48

    Socorro

    34

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Del Valle

    48

    Bel Air

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Fabens

    7

    Mountain View

    3

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Hanks

    28

    Ysleta

    35

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Horizon

    20

    Riverside

    50

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Irvin

    0

    Chapin

    55

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    48

    Gadsden

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Los Lunas

    51

    Santa Teresa

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Oñate

    49

    Deming

    14

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Parkland

    0

    Eastlake

    27

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Wink

    30

    Van Horn

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final

Basketball Ready To Begin

Basketball Ready To Begin
Sports
Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:26pm

The dress rehearsals are in the books, and a UTEP men’s basketball team still searching for an identity will tip off the 2011-12 campaign at home versus UT San Antonio on Friday at 7 p.m.

The Miners polished off Sul Ross State, 76-60, on Saturday at the Haskins Center to square their exhibition record at 1-1. UTEP fell to Eastern New Mexico, 75-64, two nights earlier.

Ten players averaged between 19.5 and 22.5 minutes in the two exhibitions. Junior forward Malcolm Moore and freshman forward Cedrick Lang tied for the team lead by averaging 11.0 points per game, and Lang was the squad’s leading rebounder with an 8.5 average.

“We made some strides, made some improvements [from the first exhibition game to the second],” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “We’ve got some guys who are a little more comfortable on the floor. We’re not a dominant rebounding team right now. We shot the ball a little bit better. I think we’re playing with a team that’s learning every day and still has a long way to go.”

The Miners shot 44.9 percent from the field and forced 46 turnovers in the two games, but had a -2.5 rebound margin and struggled at the charity stripe (37-for-69, 53.6 percent). The first shortcoming could be rectified with the return of sophomore center John Bohannon and senior forward Gabe McCulley. Bohannon will be back in the fold against UTSA after serving a two-game suspension, and McCulley was riding the stationary bike at practice on Monday as he continues to work his way towards a December return following surgery for a stress fracture in his leg.

UT San Antonio will pose a significant threat after posting a 20-14 record last season. The Roadrunners won the Southland Conference championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament, where they beat Alabama State (70-61) before bowing out to top seed Ohio State 75-46. UTSA hung with the mighty Buckeyes for most of the first half before Ohio State closed the frame with a 12-4 run.

UTSA returns four of its top five scorers – junior guard Melvin Johnson III (14.9 ppg), sophomore forward Jeromie Hill (13.4 ppg), senior forward Stephen Franklin (6.5 ppg) and senior guard Sei Paye (5.1 ppg).

“They’re a nice team,” Floyd said. “They’ve got a lot of players back from a team that went to the NCAA Tournament. They play good zone defense and it’s something we’ll have a chance to work on.”

Season tickets are on sale through Friday by calling (915) 747-6150. Individual tickets starting at $11 can be purchased by calling (915) 747-5234.
 

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