The UTEP men's basketball team will have an opportunity to test itself this weekend against one of the better mid-major teams in college basketball. The only problem is fans of both teams will never know what actually happened on the court. The Miners will travel to Phoenix and play Grand Canyon University tomorrow in a closed scrimmage, but no other details are available. In fact, no game summary, box score, or recap is allowed to be reported and there cannot even be mention of the scrimmage on social media.

It's amazing that this story leaked out in the first place. Jeff Goodman first had the details and tweeted them out 10 days ago. Grand Canyon is ranked second in both preseason WAC polls by the coaches and media. They have a pair of first team all conference players in Alessandro Lever and Oscar Frayer.

On November 1st, the Miners will play another exhibition game except this time it's for charity and open to the public. UTEP will travel to Lubbock and meet the Red Raiders at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are just $10 and available now by visiting the Texas Tech Ticket Office, on texastech.com or by calling 806-742-8324.

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