Largest Comeback in UTEP Basketball History-Post Game Press Conference
If you were one of the 4,442 in attendance at the Don Haskins Center on Wednesday night, consider yourself lucky as UTEP erased a 24-point second half defect en route to their largest come-from-behind win in program history by defeating UTSA 80-77 in overtime.
In a stunning turn of events, the Miners, who were led by Bryson Williams' career high 34-points, including 18 in the second half, weathered a storm that we've never seen before here in the Sun City to solidify a much needed second win in C-USA play. Trailing by 24 points with 14:43 left in the game, the Miners went on a ferocious 17-0 run to eventually tie the contest up at 60-60 with 1:30 to go, and never looked back as they took care of business in OT, and the rest as they say, is history. UTEP's comeback was ironically the 24th largest in NCAA basketball history.
Daryl Edwards had a huge night with 18 points, and Eric Villa's defensive play down the stretch was clutch as he also contributed with 6 points, 7 boards, and 6 assists. The Miners will look to win a game on the road for the first time under Coach Terry at UTSA on Saturday afternoon. When its all said and done, this could have been the type of win that can change their whole season, we shall see.