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UTEP to meet Kansas in the Bahamas

UTEP to meet Kansas in the Bahamas
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UTEP
Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 1:06pm

UTEP (4-3) meets second-ranked Kansas (5-1) in the Battle 4 Atlantis third-place game on Saturday at 5 p.m. MT (7 p.m. ET).  The game will be nationally televised on the NBC Sports Network.

It marks the fourth meeting between the Miners and the Jayhawks, and the first since 1992.
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UTEP is 3-0 all-time versus Kansas with wins during the 1965-66 national championship season (81-80 in double overtime), and the 1966-67 (71-67 in overtime) and 1991-92 (66-60) campaigns. The 1966 and 1992 matchups both came in the NCAA Tournament.
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The Miners are participating in a Thanksgiving tournament for the third time in four years under coach Tim Floyd. UTEP played in the Legends Classic in Atlantic City in 2010 and the Old Spice Classic in Orlando in 2012. Overall this is UTEP’s fourth Thanksgiving tournament in the last six years, including the 76 Classic at Anaheim in 2008.
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UTEP is 6-7 in neutral site games under Floyd, including 2-5 in Thanksgiving tournaments.

HOW THEY GOT HERE
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The Miners had a rough night in the semifinals versus Iowa on Friday, succumbing 89-53.
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The Hawkeyes had runs of 13-0 and 21-6 in the first half en route to taking a 47-22 lead at the break. Iowa led by as many as 38 points in the second half.
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The Hawkeyes dominated the game in all facets, shooting 52.5 percent from the field, 56.3 percent (9-for-16) from three-point range and 81.8 percent (18-for-22) from the line. Iowa outrebounded UTEP 46-24 and whipped the Miners in all five specialty stats categories – points in the paint (35-24), points off turnovers (14-2), second chance points (14-7), fast break points (15-2) and bench points (48-24).
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UTEP shot 34.6 percent from the field and misfired on 17 of 22 three point tries. The Miners were 2-for-9 from the foul line in the first half, finishing 12-of-21.
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Julian Washburn was UTEP’s only double figure scorer, but he shot 4-of-14 from the field.
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Kansas was upended by Villanova, 63-59, in Friday’s late game.
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Ryan Arcidiacono nailed a three pointer in the final seconds to send the Wildcats past the Jayhawks.
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Frank Mason scored 12 points, Perry Ellis 11, Andrew Wiggins 10 and Joel Embiid 10 for the Jayhawks.
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Kansas was outrebounded 43-34 and committed 16 turnovers, leading to 22 points for the Wildcats.

THE LAST MEETING
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UTEP and Kansas met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on March 22, 1992 in Dayton, Ohio, and the ninth-seeded Miners came away with a 66-60 upset of the top-seeded Jayhawks.
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UTEP Coach Don Haskins went to a four corner offense -- installed the day before the game -- and it gave Kansas fits. The Miners had 16 layup buckets in the game.
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Ralph Davis hit two free throws and two rebound baskets late in the game.
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Johnny Melvin scored 18 points to lead UTEP. Marlon Maxey and Davis chipped in with 14 and 12, respectively.
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Kansas’ Richard Scott scored on a rebound basket with 16.3 seconds remaining to cut UTEP’s lead to 62-60. But Melvin made two free throws after getting fouled by Scott on the inbounds pass, Kansas turned the ball over and Davis hit a 15-footer as time expired for the final basket.

FLOYD VERSUS KANSAS
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Tim Floyd is 3-11 in his coaching career versus Kansas. That includes an 0-1 mark at New Orleans, 3-8 at Iowa State and 0-2 at USC.
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He has coached against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament once. His New Orleans Privateers fell to the Jayhawks, 54-49, in the Southeast Region first round on March 14, 1991.

FLOYD VERSUS SELF
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Tim Floyd and Bill Self have coached against one another twice previously.
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Floyd is 0-2 versus Self. His USC Trojans lost to Self’s Kansas Jayhawks on Dec. 4, 2006 in Lawrence (72-62), and on Dec. 2, 2007 in Los Angeles (59-55).

UTEP NOTEBOOK
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UTEP’s next win will be the 1,300th in school history. The Miners are 1,299-976 in their 93rd season of basketball.
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With his next victory, Tim Floyd will tie Marshall Pennington for the fourth-most wins in UTEP history. Floyd is 62-44 with the Miners and Pennington had 63 victories from 1937-43.
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UTEP is playing back-to-back games versus ranked opponents for the first time since November of 2008. The Miners faced no. 19 Wake Forest and no. 14 Arizona State in the 76 Classic at Anaheim.
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The Miners are 32-88 all-time versus ranked opponents (6-17 at neutral sites). UTEP is 0-5 versus ranked foes under Tim Floyd with two losses by two points on its home floor last season (62-60 to UNLV, 56-54 to Memphis).
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UTEP’s last victory over a ranked opponent was a 74-65, double overtime win at no. 25 UAB on Jan. 30, 2010. The Miners have lost their last six games to ranked teams.
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UTEP had one double figure scorer against Iowa for the first time since Feb. 23, 2013 at NM State, when McKenzie Moore tallied 10 points.
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Against Iowa, UTEP yielded 80+ points for just the ninth time in 106 games under coach Tim Floyd.
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The 36-point margin of defeat to Iowa was UTEP's largest since Jan. 25, 2001 at Fresno State, a 108-56 setback (52-point margin).
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McKenzie Moore scored a UTEP-best 19 points against Tennessee on Thursday night. His previous high was 18 points at UAB on Jan. 30, 2013.
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McKenzie Moore has made 19 consecutive free throws.
 

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