Louisville transfer Starr Breedlove has fit into Coach Keitha Adam's system at UTEP like a perfect piece to a puzzle, and is a primary reason why the Miners are playing so well thus far this season.  Breedlove is averaging 10.3 points per game, and 2.9 rebounds per contest, and has proven to be a true leader.  I asked Starr some questions this morning on the way to the team shoot around before tonight's game at FAU.

1.  What do you like about playing in El Paso?

"The fans, the people are very nice in El Paso, I love the weather, the environment, and my team."

2.  Tell me about your most memorable collegiate basketball experience.

"My freshman year we won a National Junior College championship and went 36-0 for Trinity Valley in Athens, Texas.  I am fortunate to be getting a fresh start at UTEP."

3.  What are your thoughts about playing in Florida on this road trip?

"This is my first time playing in Florida.  When I was at Louisville we played at UCF but I had a concussion and couldn't travel with the team.  All road trips are very important because we're not at home, and since we're away, we have to focus quite a bit more, and the fans go crazy."

4.  What is it like to play for Coach Adams?

"It's amazing playing for her, it's my first time playing for a female head coach.  I also love playing for her because she's the one who gave me a chance to play for one year here.  I love her drive, she's always positive and let's me play my game."

5.  What is your favorite food?

"I love salmon, broccoli and mashed potatoes."

Starr Breedlove at FAU Arena. (Photo by Brandon Cohn)

6.  What are your thoughts on being nationally ranked, currently UTEP is 33rd in the nation.

"It's amazing, it gets tougher and you always need to be focused no matter what team you are on.  This is even better for me because I'm part of it, when I was at Louisville I wasn't playing all that much, so this is special."

The Miners will continue their journey during this remarkable season as they look to go 15-1 tonight at FAU.  You can listen to the game at 5 p.m. MST on 600 ESPN El Paso with the Iceman Brandon Cohn.