The UTEP guys’s basketball team satisfied in front of 11,315 fans at the Don Haskins Center and beat their competitors NM State, 67-64.
This is the very first win versus the Aggies in the Joe Golding age, as the defense required 20 turnovers throughout the contest. Tae Hardy (14 points), Ze’Rik Onyema (career-high 13 points) and Mario McKinneyJr (10 points) all struck double figures in scoring.
In a contest in which they led for 38 of the 40 minutes, the Miners held strong throughout of the contest.
” I believed we looked truly excellent defensively this evening for the a lot of part,” stated head coachJoe Golding “I believed we had a terrific crowd tonight and a terrific trainee turnout. New Mexico State has actually controlled this series, there’s obvious to that. They have actually got fantastic gamers, coaches and fanbases, however we got one (tonight). We’re thrilled to get the win.”
UTEP last beat NM State onNov 12 in 2019 under previous coachRodney Terry They had actually lost 6 of the last 8 matches entering into tonight’s video game.
“We held them to 4 3s, that was our primary secret on the board,” Golding stated. “Then we turned them over 20 times. NM State has actually kicked our butt. One video game does not alter that, however it sure does feel excellent tonight. I enjoy for our fans and for our gamers. We’re going to delight in tonight, I guarantee you that.”
Other gamers that looked sharp consisted of Otis Frazier III, who amounted to 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 helps. Forward Calvin Solomon ended up with 7 points and 5 turnovers.
UTEP shot 45% from the field and simply 23% from 3-point variety, while just going 14-of-24 from the charity stripe. They had 34 points in the paint, 12 2nd possibility points and 24 points from the bench.
NM State was led by Xavier Pinson, who ended up with 20 points and 5 rebounds, together with combination guard Deshawndre Washington (18 points, 12 rebounds). They shot 45% from the field and 25% from 3-point variety.
Up next, UTEP hosts Sul Ross State on Tuesday,Nov 15, at 7 p.m. The video game can be heard on 600 ESPN El Paso with a 6:30 p.m. pregame program.
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