Two games. Two rivalries. Two completely different UTEP teams. It was a case of Jekyll and Hyde this past week for the Miners as they went 1-1. Hopefully the latter of the games is something we will be seeing more of as the season continues. Last Week: The Miners looked horrible against NMSU. Nothing went right and the Aggies continued their recent dominance of the Miners, 80-60. The offense struggled only scoring 23 points in the first half and no one scoring in double figures. UTEP played their best game…

It has been a busy week for UTEP basketball and it’s about to get even busier in the next few days. As the team tries to move on from the sudden retirement of Coach Tim Floyd, NMSU comes to town tomorrow night and New Mexico on Saturday night. Last week: UTEP played a decent game vs NMSU. Obviously it wasn’t enough to get the win but you saw some bright spots in the freshman group. Gilyard and Tirus Smith gave some flashes of potential and then some flashes of being…

7 years, 7 months, and 29 days.  That’s how long Tim Floyd was UTEP’s head basketball coach. During that time Miner fans enjoyed a roller coaster ride filled with hope and disappointment and it got me thinking yesterday of some of my favorite moments and not so favorite moments of the Floyd Era. Let me start off by saying this, before I was on the whole “Fire Floyd” train, I was a big supporter of Floyd and believed in what he wanted to do. I attended his introductory press conference.…

It’s been awhile, y’all. 407 days to be exact. Busy year it was, but we’ll slowly try and get back into the swing of things. Personally I’ll do a weekly Wednesday recap of UTEP basketball with some thoughts and facts and we’ll sprinkle some things here and there during the week as needed. If you have followed me for a while you know my stance on the program. If you don’t, well let’s just say those “Fire Floyd” signs last season were made in my living room. With that said,…