Free Admission Sunday at UTEP's "Pack The House Game"

Free Admission Sunday at UTEP's
Sports
Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5:24pm

UTEP will play host to Southern Miss at 2:05 p.m. MST at the Don Haskins Center Sunday.  There is free admission as part of the “Pack The House Night” promotion. Game will stream online through UTEPAthletics.com (subscription required).

- The Golden Eagles (12-9, 4-4) have been idle since a 78-56 home loss to Tulsa Feb. 3.
- The Miners (17-4, 5-3) were edged at Tulane, 56-49, Feb. 7. Previously, it was a 82-73 setback to SMU at home Feb. 3.
- In the midst of playing 3 of 4 away from home. It will wrap that sequence up with match-ups at Marshall (5 p.m. MST, Feb. 14 & at UCF, 12 p.m. MST, Feb. 17).
- Lost consecutive C-USA contests for first time since 2010-11.
- 2010-11 also last time there was a 3-game skid of any kind.
- Have not lost back-to-back games in El Paso since falling by combined 4 points in final 2 home games of 2009-10.
- Have not dropped 2 league home tilts in span of 7 days since 2005-06, its first year as C-USA member.
- Winning percentage of .500 or better at halfway point of league action for the 7th straight year.
- 2007-08 (8-0, finished 16-0)
- 2011-12 (8-0, finished 15-1)
- 2006-07 (6-2, finished 10-6)
- 2008-09 (5-3, finished 11-5)
- 2010-11 (4-4, finished 7-9)
- 2009-10 (4-4, finished 6-10)
- Achieved 3 times in 15 campaigns before streak started.
- 2003-04 (5-4, finished 10-8
- 1997-98 (5-3, finished 10-6)
- 1992-93 (6-1, finished 8-6).
- 17 wins is 5th-highest single-season total in program history.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HONORS & MORE
- Seven straight weeks receiving votes in the polls.
- Rated fourth in ESPN.com Midmajor poll.
- 71st in the RPI (RPIRatings.com).
- 3-0 on year vs. teams from power-league conferences.
- Best overall win% (67.5) of C-USA teams since joining in 2005-06.
- 160-77 overall record, including 17-4 this year, in timeframe.
- Most league wins & best league win% of each team since 2005-06.
- 76-43 (.633) including 5-3 on year, in C-USA play.
- Tied for most years (4) with 10+ C-USA wins since 2005-06.
- Four C-USA weekly award recipients.
- Kristine Vitola (11/12), Kayla Thornton (12/17) & Anete Steinberga (1/14) were the player of the week while Irene Gari (12/10) was the freshman of the week.

QUITE A RUN
- 46-8 since start of the 2011-12 season, including 17-4 this year.
- 31 wins, including 8 this year, by 10+ points.
- 8 losses by combined 29 points, with 4 losses this year by 21 total.
- 20-4 in C-USA games since 2011-12, including 5-3 this season.
- 62-22 overall since the start of 2010-11 campaign.
- 20 of 22 losses in that timeframe by single digits.
- Last double-digit loss was at Houston (61-77, 2/20/11).
- Other in sequence was at UCSB (50-68, 12/11/10).

UTEP & THE STAT RANKINGS
- Top-3 ranking in 9 of 14 major stat categories (chart, pg. 1).
- Pace C-USA in 2 categories.
- Kayla Thornton is 1 of 2 players in C-USA with top-10 ranking for both scoring (15.0-6th) & rebounding (8.2-7th).
- Anete Steinberga is 11th in scoring (14.0) & 13th in both field-goal percentage (42.8) & rebounding (6.8).
- Chrishauna Parker is 3rd in field-goal percentage (51.1), t3rd
in rebounding (8.8), t5th in assists (4.0), 9th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.2) & 25th in scoring (9.6 ppg).
- Kelli Willingham is 4th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), three-point percentage (37.1), t12th in assists per game (3.1) & 28th in scoring (9.1).

INSIDE THE SERIES
- UTEP leads the series, 7-3, including 2 wins last year.
- USM claimed first two meetings but UTEP is 7-1 since.
- Miners sport 3-0 record vs. USM at home & 2-0 neutral site.
 

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