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.
UTEP basketball starting point guard Jordan Lathon enters the transfer portal, one day after sophomore guard Nigel Hawkins did the same. Now, reports have come in saying Hawkins has pulled his name out of the transfer portal and will stay on the team.