UTEP needed Katia Gallegos just like she needed UTEP. It was a perfect match for a team that desperately needed a true point guard for the past two seasons. For Gallegos, the opportunity was, and continues to be, a dream come true.
UTEP has lost six of their last eight games and they will play host to the Roadrunners (8-9, 2-2 C-USA) on Wednesday night, who have won eight of their last 12 games after losing five straight games to start the season.
In front of 6,171 lively fans, the Miners (4-0) held rivals New Mexico (4-1) to 38 percent shooting (19-of-49) and used clutch shooting from grad transfer Daryl Edwards and sophomore Jordan Lathon to defeat the Lobos, 66-63.