Cedrick Lang had a big second half with 10 points and eight rebounds, and UTEP went to the line 20 times over the final 20 minutes en route to dispatching Charlotte, 73-68, on Thursday at the Don Haskins Center.
Sad news from the world of basketball today. Legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian has passed away at the age of 84. Tarkanian led the UNLV Runnin' Rebels to the 1990 NCAA Championship and to the Final Four in 1991.
UTEP will open up a stretch with three consecutive road games when it plays at Charlotte at 5 p.m. MST on Thursday. The Miners will lock up with Old Dominion at 12 p.m. MST on Saturday while paying a return visit to UTSA for a 1 p.m.