Nine thousand, eight hundred and twenty four Miner fans called in sick, or cut class, or used their day off to go to the Don Haskins Center and see UTEP take on UCF at 11:00 am today. The problem? UTEP's hoops team didn't show up until well past noon.
If you were lucky enough not to watch this game, you might see the final score of 74-68 and think the game might have been competitive. It wasn't. UTEP shaved the lead during garbage time when UCF had taken their foot off the gas.
How bad was UTEP's performance today? Let's just say Jeff Limberg's announcing work was one of the highlights. Even UTEP's generally awful in game music selection didn't seem as bad as the stink that was UTEP's first half.