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UTEP Miners vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Open Game Thread

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The UTEP Miners will face the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in a CUSA match up tonight at the Don Haskins Center. Tipoff is slated for 7 pm El Paso time.

Copyright: Billy Murray-MinerRush.com

Statistical Leaders:

UTEP Miners:

Points- Julian Washburn (12.1), Konner Tucker (11.5), John Bohannon (10.8)

Rebounds- John Bohannon (6.4), McKenzie Moore (5.2), Cedrick Lang (4.7)

Assists: Jacques Streeter (5.3), McKenzie Moore (21.), Julian Washburn (1.8)

Tulsa Golden Hurricane:

Points- James Woodard (12.2), Pat Swilling Jr. (10.5), Scottie Haralson (9.7)

Rebounds- James Woodard (5.5), Kauri Black (5.0), D'Andre Wright (4.8)

Assists- Shaquille Harrison (2.3), James Woodard (2.1), Rashad Ray (1.8)

Final thoughts: UTEP continues to improve on the little things and there is no doubt in my mind that come time for the CUSA tournament they will be ready. For UTEP to have some serious looks from the NCAA selection committee, they must win out at home. If the Miners go 15-1 at home, that will look good on a resume. Whatever they do at home, they must try to recreate while they go on the road. In order for UTEP to win tonight, they must show Tulsa that their win over the Miners was a fluke. UTEP must be a sharp shooting team tonight while working for those offensive rebounds. I think that while second chance points might be tough tonight, they will be the difference between a UTEP win or loss.

Prediction: Miners 64, Golden Hurricane 57