The Miners played their final non-conference home game of the season with a convincing 72-44 win over Houston Baptist. The game marked the first time that the two teams have met since the 1991-92 season.
Last season was quite a challenge for the UTEP basketball team to say the least. The squad, which predominantly consisted of freshmen, finished the season under .500 with a record of 15-17. UTEP made it to the Quarterfinal round of the C-USA Tournament before losing to Memphis.