This year for Rodney Terry and his staff features a long journey of firsts. And tonight will be the first opportunity to see how the Miners stack up in C-USA for the new regimes' inaugural game in the league.
With a 5-6 finish to their non-conference schedule, UTEP head coach Rodney Terry believes his young squad "overachieved" expectations and wants them to understand their worth going into conference play.
In the consolation game of the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Saturday evening, the Miners (5-6) stormed through former WAC foe Wyoming, 76-65, and shot 47 percent from the floor, drastically improving their performance from Friday.
Coming off a four-point loss to NMSU on Wednesday night (62-58), the Miners (2-4) look to regroup and aim for their first win over a Divison I program as they take on Northwestern State on Saturday, Dec. 1.