UTEP WBB Prepares for Challenging Road Swing at WKU & Marshall
The UTEP Women's basketball team will play their next three consecutive games on the road, which will conclude a season long swing consisting of five out of seven contests away from the friendly confines of the Don Haskins Center. The Miners pay Western Kentucky a visit on Thursday night at 5 p.m. MST, their first visit to Bowling Green since the 2016 season, and just the second overall since the Lady Toppers have been a member of C-USA.
WKU, 16-6, 8-3 C-USA, comes into the game red-hot as they've won six in a row, eight of nine, and are undefeated, (8-0) at home. The Series is tied at 3-3, and the Miners are 1-0 in Bowling Green. WKU, a storied program that has made 20 NCAA Tournament appearances, including six Sweet 16's, three Elite Eights, three Final Fours and was the 1992 National Runner Up, is led by three top ten scorers in league play.
WKU is led by Raneem Elgedawy (17.1 ppg), Dee Givens (16.7 ppg) and Whitney Creech (14.6 ppg). The Miners will then head east to Huntington, WV to take on Marshall on Saturday at 11 a.m. MST. The Thundering Herd are 9-13, 4-7 in C-USA and are led by Savannah Wheeler (13.5 ppg), Kristen Mayo (10.8 ppg) and Taylor Pearson (10.5 ppg).
Marshall comes into the game losing five of their last seven contests. You can listen to Thursday's game at WKU on our ESPN2 secondary stream, and Saturday's game at Marshall on 600 ESPN El Paso with the Iceman.