Fine 9: UTEP wins for ninth consecutive game, sweeps FIU


EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) – The UTEP women’s basketball team continued its hot streak on Saturday afternoon in south Florida, defeating FIU 73-57 for their ninth straight win.

The victory was head coach Kevin Baker’s 400th career coaching win.

Led by Michelle Pruitt’s 18 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Katia Gallegos’ 17 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, UTEP used a 10-0 run spanning the end of the first half and the start of the second half to take control of the game.

The nine-game winning streak is tied for the fourth longest in program history and the longest win streak since 2013-14, as UTEP improved to 14-5, 11-3 in Conference USA play.

The Miners have not lost since a Jan. 15 defeat at home to North Texas. During their win streak, UTEP has swept weekend series with four different opponents and sky-rocketed into second place in C-USA’s West Division.

UTEP will look to extend the streak to double digits next week at the Don Haskins Center, when the Miners host Florida Atlantic for a pair of games.

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