The UTEP softball team will face I-10 rival NM State for a third and final timethis season. The Miners (12-20) and Aggies (17-15) will square off in Las Cruces on Tuesday, March 25 during a televised game on ESPN3 at 6 p.m. MT.
UTEP tallied 10 hits, including two home runs, but couldn’t overcome North Texas’ four-run first inning, as the Miners (12-20, 4-5 Conference USA) fell to the second-place Mean Green (22-10, 8-1C-USA), 11-4, on Saturday afternoon at
Senior Kayla Thornton poured in the second-most points (28) by a Miner in a postseason game to help UTEP advance to the second round of the WNIT with a 74-64 win against Sun Belt Conference champion Arkansas State in front of 4,500 fans at the
The UTEP Miners will return to postseason play on Wednesday in the Haskins Center, squaring off against old Western Athletic Conference foe Fresno State in the first round of the CBI.
Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
The UTEP men’s basketball team will make its first postseason tournament appearance in three years when it hosts old WAC rival Fresno State to tip-off the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
Alanna Leasau belted a two-run double to center field, giving the UTEP softball team its first lead, 9-7, and eventual victory. The Miners rallied to score six runs in the seventh inning after being down 7-3.