The UTEP Miners squandered an 18 point lead, but held on to win their second consecutive game by defeating Idaho 64-60. The Miners were fortunate to get the win, considering that they were held to just two field goals over the final 12:15 of the game.
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.