The UTEP Miners (8-16, 3-10 Conference USA) will take on the streaking Southern Miss Golden Eagles (16-9, 8-5 C-USA) Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. MT/2 CT in Reed Green Coliseum.
Southern Miss is coming off a 78-71 victory over UTSA on Thursday night to extend its win streak. The Golden Eagles’ winning ways of late started with a 101-51 win over Marshall on Jan. 26. The streak continued with victories at FIU (89-73), at Florida Atlantic (74-72) and a 73-71 overtime triumph against LA Tech.
The Golden Eagles have been one of the premier passing teams nationally, averaging 17.0 assists per game. That number leads C-USA and ranks 13th nationally. Griffin, who also averages 13.0 points per game, has been one of the top guards in the nation, ranking in the top 10 in assists per outing. Edwards leads the team in scoring (14.7 ppg) and Harper-Baker is averaging 9.7 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds per contest.