D.J. Jones scored eight of his 15 second half points during a game-changing 11-0 run, as sixth-seed Middle Tennessee advanced to the C-USA Championship title game with a 53-50 win over #2 seed UTEP Friday.
Sophomore Sparkle Taylor poured in 22 points while UTEP forced 23 turnovers but homestanding and sixth-seeded UAB posted a 63-52 victory in the first round of the 2015 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Championships on Wednesday.
Three-time national champion Anthony Rotich will head to Fayetteville, Ark., with intentions of defending his indoor mile title from a year ago. The NCAA Championships will begin on Friday and conclude Saturday.
The UTEP softball team will take on Big 12 program Texas Tech in a two-game set on March 11 at the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. The doubleheader starts at 1 p.m. MT, while admission is free for all fans.
Ashley Eldridge earned her second honor in as many days, being named College Sports Madness Conference USA Softball Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Eldridge was named Conference USA Co-Player of the Week on March 9.
The third time was the charm for UTEP’s Julian Washburn on Tuesday, as he was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year while earning a spot on the league’s All-Defensive Team for the third straight year.
UTEP (21-9) makes its 10th appearance in the Conference USA Championship this week. The #2 seed Miners will face either #7 UTSA or #10 FIU in Thursday’s quarterfinals at 11 a.m. MT from Legacy Arena in Birmingham.