Miners Look To Keep Streak Going on The Road

Anthony Salom-MinerRush.com

UTEP looks to continue its longest winning streak of the season as they pay a visit to Minges Coliseum to face the East Carolina Pirates.

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Back on the road for for six of their last nine, UTEP faces an East Carolina team who is steadily declining since the start of conference play.

The Pirates had lost six in a row before they were able to pull together a 74-67 win against UAB last Saturday.

Akeem Richmond leads the Pirates in scoring with an 18.2 scoring average, he also leads the C-USA in three-pointers made a game, and is second in the league in scoring.

As a collective group, East Carolina is 17th overall in the nation in 3-pointers attempted with 518, and also are 20th in makes with 187.

Mark that three games in a row UTEP faces a trigger happy team from deep. #Rebound

The Miners and Pirates match each other with guys playing tons of minutes.

ECU had six players record 25-minutes plus against UAB, Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper are locks for 40 minutes every time out on the floor.

Paris Roberts-Campbell is averaging 13.5 points per game, and poured in 21 in the win against UAB.

UTEP leads the all time series 6-2, and this will be last regular season game as conference opponents.

Of course this happened last year.

Check out the game at 7 PM MT on Fox Sports1, and bring your takes, its GAMEDAY!

UTEP Miners

Current Record: 16-6, 5-1 C-USA

Key Players:

Julian Washburn, 12.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg

Vince Hunter, 12.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg

John Bohannon 10.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg.

Team Stats

Points Per Game 70.4
Opponents 64.5
FG% .457
Opponents% .380
3-point% .343
Opponents% .287
Free Throw% .683
Rebounds Per Game 37
Rebounding Margin +1.0
Assists Per Game 13.7
Steals Per Game 5.3

East Carolina Pirates

Current Record: 12-10, 1-6 C-USA

Key Players:

Akeem Richmond, Jr, G, 18.2 ppg, 101/261 3-point shooting

Paris Campbell, Jr, G, 13.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Caleb White, Fr, G, 12.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Team Stats

Points Per Game 77.7
Opponents 72.9
FG% .452
Opponents% .445
3-point% .361
Opponents% .314
Free Throw% .713
Rebounds Per Game 36.4
Rebounding Margin +1.1
Assists Per Game 14.5
Steals Per Game 6.3
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