What a rocky weekend it's been for UTEP athletics.

First, the UTEP men's basketball team was forced to postpone their contest against Arizona (Nov. 29) following positive cases of COVID-19 and subsequent contact tracing that was revealed Friday.


The start of the game was delayed because of a positive case within the UTEP program. Based on the second round of testing on their participants, the game was canceled due to positive tests at UTEP.

Because of the shortened schedule for the rest of the season, it is uncertain how the MIners' season will end. UTEP is scheduled to play Southern Miss on Friday, Dec. 4, but now both the Golden Eagles and the Miners are dealing with COVID-19 issues. Southern Miss' game against UAB was canceled due to positive cases within the Golden Eagles' program. UTEP's last game on their schedule is North Texas (Dec. 12) and the Miners don't have another open week to reschedule the game against Rice.

The Miners have had five games canceled or postponed this year, including the two rescheduled games against Southern Miss and North Texas, along with cancelations against Florida International, UAB and Rice. UTEP (3-4, 0-3 C-USA) has played just twice since Oct. 24.

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