Through a back-and-forth second half, the Miners battled their way out of a 13-point deficit in the first half but were nudged out in the end by Western Kentucky, falling for the fourth straight time, 67-62, on Thursday evening.
The UTEP men's basketball team (11-8, 2-4 C-USA) is searching for its first road win since March 3, 2018, and they will have their best chance of the season thus far when they square off against Rice (9-11, 1-6 C-USA) on Thursday night.
Through 40 minutes of up-and-down basketball, the Miners (10-6, 1-2 C-USA) were able to break away through the final five minutes to defeat Southern Miss (76-64) and win their first game in C-USA. UTEP is now 9-0 at home for the first time since 1988-89.
Turmoil and adversity have been no secret to the UTEP men’s basketball team (9-6, 0-2 C-USA). But on Thursday evening, the squad has a chance to turn the page and put aside these odd few weeks as they host Southern Miss (4-11, 0-2 C-USA) at the Haskins Center.