UTEP head women’s basketball coach Keitha Adams underwent emergency oral surgery on Jan. 6, and will not be on the sidelines for the Miners’ road contests at Louisiana Tech (5:30 p.m. MST, Thursday) and Southern Miss (3 p.m.
Junior Irene Gari registered her first career double-double (15 points, 11 rebounds), and the UTEP women’s basketball team held on for a hard-fought 54-51 win against Rice at the Don Haskins Center Sunday afternoon.
Sparkle Taylor (17 points) and Cameasha Turner (13 points) helped the UTEP women’s basketball team rally past North Texas, 60-58, in the Conference USA opener for both squads at the Don Haskins Center Friday evening.
UTEP (5-4) will tip off its 18-game Conference USA slate by playing host to North Texas (1-10) at 7 p.m. MST Friday. It marks the first time since 2010-11 that the Miners are opening up league play at home.
For the third time in four years, the UTEP basketball team will tip-off the Conference USA schedule away from home when it plays at North Texas on Friday at 6 p.m. MT.
The game will be televised on the American Sports Network.
The UTEP Miners defeated Sul Ross State 84-72 Tuesday night at the Haskins Center, but it was a good thing this was an exhibition. The Miners have a lot of kinks to work on before Conference USA play begins Friday at North Texas.