Rodney Terry & Chris Beard Postgame Interviews Texas Tech
Where were you when UTEP defeated national runner-up Texas Tech in an exhibition game at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night? Sadly, all but 4,604 fans witnessed one of the finest moments in program history that will surly be remembered for years to come. Does it rank as high as the Miners knocking off the Harlem Globetrotters back in 2003 or even defeating Kansas to advance to the Sweet 16 in 1992? Not at all, but if will go down as one of the greatest accomplishments in program history.
The charity exhibition game was played to raise money for the victims' families of the August 3 shooting and as Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said, "tonight was much more than just a basketball game." The Miners played a well-rounded game throughout, shot 54.5% from the field in the second half, and exhibited a stellar defensive performance. They were led by Daryl Edwards. who had 24 points and 8 rebounds, Bryson Williams tallied 19 points as well as 9 boards, and Jordan Lathon contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds.
This team has so much depth and should be quite entertaining to watch this season. Just wait until they truly get into a rhythm, we could be witnessing something special.