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  • Americas

    38

    Franklin

    41

    AT
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  • 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

UTEP Takes Aim at 3-0 C-USA Mark on Wednesday at Tulsa

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 6:09pm

For all of the success that UTEP has enjoyed since joining Conference USA eight years ago, a 3-0 start in league play has eluded the Miners all but one time.

The 2005-06 squad – in its first year of C-USA affiliation and under the direction of coach Doc Sadler – won its first five league games, knocking off SMU twice (80-67 and 57-53), East Carolina (58-45), Tulane (75-47) and Marshall (53-51).

UTEP started 2-0 in C-USA play in 2006-07 and 2007-08 before stumbling on the road to Tulsa (86-79 in overtime) and Houston (77-72) respectively.

The Miners (9-6, 2-0 C-USA) find themselves in a similar position this year, trying to move to 3-0 in a hostile environment on Wednesday at Tulsa (10-7, 2-1 C-USA).

UTEP has struggled mightily at the Donald W. Reynolds Center, posting a 3-12 mark in the venue. Overall UTEP has won just four times in its last 18 trips to Tulsa.

“We have an opportunity to play a team that has always been a problem for us on the road,” coach Tim Floyd said. “They have a new formula that they’re using with a new coaching staff. They’re playing personnel that we’re not overly familiar with.”

Under the direction of first-year head coach Danny Manning, Tulsa has won three of its last four games, including a 64-51 victory over Rice on Saturday at the Reynolds Center. Tulsa outscored Rice 38-18 in the second half, shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 87 percent (20-for-23) from the line after the break. The Hurricane started two freshmen guards against Rice, including Shaquille Harrison who scored a season-high 14 points.

Overall four Tulsa freshmen have earned starting nods this season -- Harrison (17 starts), forward Zeldric King (one), guard James Woodard (17) and forward D’Andre Wright (eight).

Sophomore forward Rashad Smith averaged a team-leading 14.5 points in the first four games but has been out since with a foot injury. He is not expected to be available for the UTEP game. Woodard (12.9 ppg), junior guard Pat Swilling Jr. (10.5 ppg), and senior guard Scottie Haralson (9.5 ppg) are the team’s other top scorers.

Tulsa is third in C-USA in field goal percentage defense (.399). Harrison leads the league in steals (2.0 avg.) and has eight thefts in three C-USA games.

Tulsa is 6-1 at the Reynolds Center this season with wins over LSU Shreveport (110-54), Jackson State (86-66), Missouri State (61-42), TCU (50-49), Buffalo (63-57) and Rice (64-51), and a loss to Stephen F. Austin (57-41).

The Golden Hurricane has been scouting UTEP since Sunday. Coach Floyd and his staff took their first look at the Tulsa film late Monday night following a 72-44 win over Houston Baptist.

“It’s a quick turnaround game for us,” Floyd said. “It’s very important because it’s a league game. They have had extra time to prepare for us, and we have to travel. All those things can stack up against you, but we’re hopeful that we can go over there and defend and give ourselves an opportunity to win on the road.”
 

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