The basketball gods couldn't have drawn up a better Christmas present for UTEP hoops fans. The Miners will be facing Tony Barbee and the Auburn Tigers in the third place game at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu
A few weeks ago, I predicted the UTEP Men's basketball team would win between 16-18 games this season. I heard good things about some of the new recruits, but had no idea how much talent head coach Tim Floyd had brought to UTEP.
Last night, I was enjoying UTEP's fourth win of the season, a convincing 31-17 win over Colorado State. All of a sudden, I looked up into the stands at the Sun Bowl, and I saw tens of thousands of empty seats.
On Thursday afternoon, former UTEP Senior Associate Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom appeared in studio as a guest on Sportstalk. Wickstrom had just been named Athletic Director at the University of California-Riverside. During the interview, Wickstrom was very candid when discussing the UTEP Men's basketball program.
UTEP sports fans have always reminded me of that person in a relationship afraid of getting dumped by their significant other. Every time we get a high profile coach like Mike Price and now Tim Floyd, fans are always ready to push the panic button.
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