Basketball season is officially underway in the Borderland, as the UTEP women’s basketball team got back on the court for the first time this afternoon in preparation for teh 2018-19 season.
The Miners return four letter winners from last season’s 17-win team in Kevin Baker’s first year at the helm. Those 17 wins are the most ever for a first-year head coach at UTEP.
Baker’s crew has a talented group of newcomers coming in, and with everyone more comfortable in year two, they think big things are possible.
“A year ago I was learning everything. I was learning where the gym was, where the cafeteria was, where’s everything,” Baker said. “Now being around for a year and knowing what El Paso is all about, and UTEP is all about and certainly the direction of our program, that makes my job a lot easier and certainly a lot more fun.”
The Miners have a pair of exhibition games, before opening the regular season November 10 at home against Alcorn State.