Through 50 minutes of basketball, which featured two overtimes, the Miners dominated the first 23 minutes, but the Owls awoke and fought back from a 20-point deficit, outlasting the Miners 85-81 in double overtime.
El Paso football athletes have something extra to be excited about, as today the El Paso Sports Commission announced its partnering with the Blue-Grey All-American Football Combine to host a regional skills event at El Paso high school in March.
It's been 21 years since the UTEP men's basketball program missed a post-season conference tournament and currently sitting in the bottom pairing of the C-USA "Bonus Play" doesn't bode well for the Miners chances at making the C-USA Tournament.
The dawn of the varsity boys basketball season is in effect, as playoffs approach the horizon for several clubs across the city of El Paso. But in both districts, a little bit of mayhem has ensued, which has made the final playoff spots up for grabs in both districts.
The Miners fought back on a 23-6 run from the end of the first and beginning of the second half to give the Miners an 85-75 victory over Florida International on Saturday evening at the Don Haskins Center.