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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
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    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
  • El Dorado

    42

    Montwood

    0

    AT
    10/16 - Final

Miners to open six-game homestand versus Montana State Monday

Miners to open six-game homestand versus Montana State Monday
KTSM
UTEP
Monday, December 23, 2013 - 4:52pm

Fresh off a 64-51 win at Washington State on Saturday, the UTEP Miners will tip off a six-game homestand – their longest of the season – against Montana State on Monday at 7:05 p.m.

It’s the first of three home games for UTEP (7-5) this week. The Miners will battle Western Illinois and Denver in the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Montana State (5-5) comes to El Paso riding a three-game winning streak after knocking off Walla Walla (109-54) on Dec. 7, Portland (72-69) on Dec. 15 and Southwestern Christian (109-79) on Dec. 19.

The Bobcats are 2-2 on the road with wins over Portland and Central Michigan (59-54), and losses to UC Riverside (72-67) and Wyoming (79-54).

Montana State has tremendous scoring balance with five players averaging at least nine points per game. Sophomore guard Marcus Colbert is first in line at 10.5 ppg, followed by senior forward Flavien Davis (10.4 ppg), senior forward Calen Coleman (9.2 ppg), senior center Paul Egwuonwu (9.2 ppg) and sophomore forward Terrell Brown (9.0 ppg).

Egwuonwu is the team leader in rebounds (7.8 avg.) and blocks (1.9 bpg).

Brown rates among the national leaders in free throw percentage. He has made 27-of-31 on the year (.871).

“They have very good guard play, and they’re very organized offensively,” UTEP coach Tim Floyd said. “They have played an extremely challenging schedule to this point.”

The Miners are feeling good about themselves after stringing together wins over 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Northwestern State (84-74) and Washington State. They’ll try to close out a stretch of four games in eight days with a victory over Montana State on Monday.

The Miners have their second two-game winning streak of the season. They haven’t scored three victories in a row since January of 2013. UTEP’s longest winning streak of the 2012-13 season was three games, and its longest winning streak in 2011-12 was four.

“[Montana State] will give us a test in the standpoint of having to play with a quick turnaround without a lot of preparation time,” Floyd said. “They are a very capable scoring team, and defensively they’re going to present problems for us on the glass.”

UTEP and Montana State will be squaring off for the second time. In the first meeting between the schools, the Miners topped the Bobcats, 103-90, at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles on Dec. 28, 1968. Future NBA Hall of Famer Nate Archibald scored 35 points in that game with a career-high 16 field goals.
 

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