View Weather Cameras

UTEP Releases 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule

Updated: Wednesday, August 28 2013, 04:46 PM MDT
UTEP Releases 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule story image

EL PASO, TEXAS – The UTEP men’s basketball team will participate in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island in the Bahamas, host 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Colorado State, battle I-10 rival NM State twice and play a road game at Pac-12 power Washington State, highlighting the non-conference portion of its 2013-14 schedule. The full slate was announced on Wednesday.

The Miners, 18-14 last season with five of their top seven scorers and top four rebounders returning, will also join the field of the 52nd WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational Dec. 28-29 at the Don Haskins Center. UTEP’s 16-game Conference USA schedule includes home matchups with Marshall, Rice, Tulsa and league newcomers Charlotte, Florida Atlantic, FIU, Louisiana Tech and UTSA.

The Miners will play a minimum of 21 home games, including hosting the Conference USA Championship March 11-15.

Following an exhibition versus Southeastern Oklahoma State (Nov. 2), UTEP will tip-off the regular season at home against Loyola (New Orleans) on Nov. 9. The Miners will play at NMSU on Nov. 15 – the earliest meeting between the Miners and the Aggies since the 1998-99 season. The UTEP-NMSU rematch is on Nov. 23 at the Haskins Center.

On Nov. 19, the Miners will face Colorado State for the third consecutive season. The Rams are coming off a 26-9 campaign that culminated in advancement to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

UTEP will join Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, USC, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier in the Battle 4 Atlantis Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) in the Bahamas. The Miners will take on Tennessee on Nov. 28 and either Iowa or Xavier on Nov. 29.

Beginning on Dec. 7, the Miners will be home for nine of 10 games during a month-long stretch. UTEP will host Sacramento State (Dec. 7), New Orleans (Dec. 16), Northwestern State (Dec. 19) and Montana State (Dec. 23) prior to the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational. Northwestern State was 23-9 last season, won the Southland Conference championship and played in the NCAA Tournament. The Demons were second nationally in scoring a year ago, averaging 80 points per game.

On Dec. 21, the Miners will play at Washington State for the first time in school history. UTEP will be facing a Pac-12 opponent on the road for the third year in a row (Oregon 2011, Arizona 2012).

UTEP will take on Angelo State in an exhibition game on Jan. 4 prior to tipping off the C-USA ledger at home against Charlotte (Jan. 9) and Marshall (Jan. 11). In a change from previous years, C-USA games will be played on Thursdays and Saturdays with teams either at home or on the road for two games each week.

The Miners will embark on their first league road swing to meet Middle Tennessee and UAB on Jan. 16 and 18, respectively. UTEP will play three consecutive C-USA home games in late January and early February, squaring off against UTSA (Jan. 25), La Tech (Jan. 30) and Rice (Feb. 1). The Miners will head east to match up with East Carolina (Feb. 6) and Old Dominion (Feb. 8) before Florida Atlantic (Feb. 13) and FIU (Feb. 15) invade the Haskins Center out of the Sunshine State.

UTEP will be on the road for four of its final six C-USA games, tangling with Tulane (Feb. 20), Southern Miss (Feb. 22), North Texas (March 2) and UTSA (March 6). The final regular season home game is on Feb. 27 versus Tulsa.

UTEP 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule


UTEP Releases 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Schedule
comments powered by Disqus

More El Paso Sports

Montwood alum Eder Erives thriving at Arizona State out of bullpen
The adjustment from senior high school star to freshman college role player is challenging for any player in any sport, but for a baseball pitcher there's a different level to it.
High school softball: El Paso area teams ready for start of playoffs
At Wednesday's softball practice, the Montwood Rams were loose, happy and yet focused on the task at hand, which is getting prepared for the start of this weekend's Class 5A playoffs against Odessa
High school track and field: Athletes compete for spot at state meet
Area high school track and field athletes will be vying for spots in the state meet as the regional meets get underway today.
High school baseball: Americas' Duran has been key for Blazers
Americas High School's Juan Duran has emerged as a key player for the Trailblazers this season, helping his team in many ways.
UTEP men's basketball: Tim Floyd says he hasn't talked to Missouri
Tim Floyd laughed and said, "the people of El Paso will have to put up with me for another year." Floyd then said there is no truth to the rumors that he is a strong candidate for the vacant head
High school tennis: Coronado's Camara, Tribaldos work hard to get to state
The Coronado tennis program has been one of the best in the state for many years and this year has been no different.
ESPN reports Missouri considering UTEP's Tim Floyd
UTEP coach Tim Floyd's name is now bouncing across the country as the potential new coach at the University of Missouri.
Franklin High's Esther Oyetunde signs with Texas State for track and field
During her four years as a track and field athlete at Franklin, Esther Oyetunde has developed into one of the top performers in the city.
EPCC baseball: Eudor Garcia steps up as leader for Tejanos baseball team
At the start of the 2014 baseball season, Eudor Garcia figured to be a leader for the El Paso Tejanos.
All-City Swimming: 2013-14 season was a strong one for local teams
The 2013-14 high school swimming season produced many exciting and successful moments for the local school swimming teams.
El Paso Rhinos win junior hockey national championship
This year will go down as one of the best seasons in the history of the El Paso Rhinos.
Chapin High, EPCC alum Robby Spencer make waves at Morehead State
The 1,400-mile journey Robby Spencer made from Chapin High to the blooming baseball program at Morehead State University in Kentucky, with a much more predictable stop in between at El Paso Community College, isn't a common one.
All-City Swimming: Eastwood Trooper Leonardo Sanchez's state title stands out
Eastwood junior Leonardo Sanchez remembers the feeling at the UIL state swimming championships. He admitted it was a little nerve racking, but gave him a lot of adrenaline.
Bill Knight: Dreams, memories find new local home
It is a place where dreams go to live and die ... a place where memories go to be made. It is a place that makes children's eyes grow wide and it is a place that sometimes makes adult's jaws drop.
All-City Swimming: Freshman Angelica Castrejon has strong season for Franklin
Heading into her freshman season on the Franklin swimming team, expectations were high for the talented Angelica Castrejon.

More Las Cruces Sports

VIDEO: Teddy and Brook Show (4/24)
Will Sim Bhullar play in the NBA? What stood out from the Aggie football spring game? And what price would you pay to watch the El Paso Chihuahuas?
NMSU TENNIS: WAC tournament held this weekend at Aggie Tennis Center
The New Mexico State Aggie men's and women's tennis teams will host respective Western Athletic Conference Tournaments this weekend at the NMSU Tennis Center.
NMSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Team signs three student-athletes to Letters of Intent
LAS CRUCES >> New Mexico State women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh announced Thursday the signing of guard Emily Hardin, power forward Kassandra Harris and point guard Shanice Davis to
NMSU BASEBALL: Hot-hitting Medina reclaims rhythm atop Aggie batting order
LAS CRUCES >> The traits to be a leadoff hitter in baseball are well defined, and have long been determined.
NMSU SOFTBALL: Aggies swept by No. 10-ranked Wildcats in doubleheader
The New Mexico State Aggie softball team lost two games to No. 10-ranked Arizona on Wednesday night in Tucson, Ariz.
WAC TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Aggies host 2014 event this weekend
LAS CRUCES >> The 2014 Western Athletic Conference Men's and Women's Tennis Tournaments are scheduled to be played at the NM State Tennis Center, as the New Mexico State men's tennis team will
NMSU SOFTBALL: Rodriguez changes roles, still produces for Aggie softball
LAS CRUCES >> Staci Rodriguez is playing out of position in the batting order. But the junior center fielder is doing it extremely well for the New Mexico State softball team.
PREP BASEBALL: Trojans keep firm grip on first-place standing
LAS CRUCES >> The Mayfield Trojans baseball team just keeps on winning games, topping Oñate High School 7-3 on Tuesday night at Field of Dreams Baseball Complex.
PREP BASEBALL: Panthers scratch out win over Bulldawgs
LAS CRUCES - The Gadsden Panthers and Las Cruces Bulldawgs came into Tuesday night both needing a District 3-5A win, and it was Gadsden that found a way to scratch one out.
PREP SOFTBALL: Despite 21-1 record, Knights want more
LAS CRUCES - Despite their 21-1 overall record and 8-0 mark in District 3-5A play, head coach Fernie Valles still wants to see more from his Oñate Knights softball team.
PREP GOLF: Hawks take first in Cobre Invitational
The Centennial golf team finished first overall at the Cobre Invitational. The Hawks finished with a team score of 330.
PREP SOFTBALL: Bulldawgs pound out 18 hits in win over Gadsden
The Las Cruces Bulldawgs beat Gadsden 17-3 on Tuesday at Gadsden High School. Olivia Ruiz went 4-for-4 while Graizon Alaniz went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple and four RBI.
PREP BASEBALL: Centennial splits pair of games at Deming
The Centennial Hawks split a District 3-4A doubleheader at Deming on Tuesday, winning Game 1 3-0 before dropping Game 2 4-1.
NMSU SOFTBALL: Aggies return to road at No. 9 Arizona
LAS CRUCES >> With a possible NCAA Tournament appearance getting closer, Wednesday's doubleheader at No.
UFC: Benavidez returns to octagon
LAS CRUCES >> Coming off the worse loss of his career, Joseph Benavidez returned home to Las Cruces to spend the holidays with his family.

Come back for updates on El Paso local sports teams. KFOX covers topics including local sports, basketball, football and other types of sports. KFOX is dedicated to providing up to date news about Local Sports for El Paso and New Mexico region.

advertisement
KFOX14 El Paso - Live Cast Watch live broadcasts of KFOX14 News seven days a week!
advertisement
advertisement