The UTEP Miners mens basketball team dropped Part I of the Battle of I-10 to the NMSU Aggies 89-73 at the Pan-American Center in Las Cruces tonight. D'Von Cambpell and John Bohannon led the Miners with 11 points each. Jacques Streeter chipped in 6 points and 5 assists.
The Miners started three freshman, Campbell, Julian Washburn, and Cedric Lang. Bohannon is of course just a sophomore. Other freshman C.J. Cooper and Hooper Vint saw significant playing time. From UTEP's official recap:
Wendell McKines posted a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds, and NM State dominated the glass in an 89-73 win over UTEP on Saturday at the Pan American Center. The Aggies (3-0) outrebounded the Miners 42-27 and had a 22-13 advantage in second chance points. NMSU also scored 24 points off 16 UTEP turnovers.
Thanks again to Duke Keith for the video below of Tim Floyd's post-game press conference.