Freshman guard Deon Stroud becomes the fourth Miner to transfer after the 2019-20 season, joining Anthony Tarke, Nigel Hawkins and Jordan Lathon. Throw Kaosi Ezeagu in as a mid-year transfer and the Miners have seen five members of their roster hit the transfer portal in the last four months.
Grad transfer Daryl Edwards poured a career-high 34 points along with a whopping eight 3-pointers, as the Miners battled back from a 19-point deficit to beat Rice 68-62 at the Don Haskins Center on Saturday night.
The UTEP men's basketball team (11-8, 2-4 C-USA) is searching for its first road win since March 3, 2018, and they will have their best chance of the season thus far when they square off against Rice (9-11, 1-6 C-USA) on Thursday night.
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.