The UTEP men's basketball team was picked to finish 6th out of 14 teams in Conference USA by league coaches. Surprisingly, no Miner players were named to the C-USA Preseason Team, which was also announced today. Sophomore forward Terry Winn, junior guard Omega Harris, and senior point guard Dominic Artis are the top three returning players for the Miners.

2016-17 C-USA PRESEASON POLL (#) first-place votes
1. UAB (10)
2. Middle Tennessee (4)
3. WKU
4. Marshall
5. Old Dominion
6. UTEP
7. Louisiana Tech
8. Charlotte
9. Rice
10. North Texas
11. FIU
12. Florida Atlantic
13. Southern Miss
14. UTSA

2016-17 C-USA MEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
Student-Athlete | School | Class | Pos. | Hometown
Erik McCree | Louisiana Tech | Senior | F | Orlando, Florida
Jon Elmore | Marshall | Junior | G | Charleston, West Virginia
Ryan Taylor | Marshall | Senior | F | Indianapolis, Indiana
Giddy Potts | Middle Tennessee | Junior | G | Athens, Alabama
Reggie Upshaw Jr. | Middle Tennessee | Senior | F | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Jeremy Combs | North Texas | Junior | F | Dallas, Texas
Marcus Evans | Rice | Sophomore | G | Chesapeake, Virginia
Chris Cokley | UAB | Junior | F | Savannah, Georgia
William Lee | UAB | Junior | F | Plantersville, Alabama
Justin Johnson | WKU | Junior | F | Hazard, Kentucky