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UTEP basketball: Floyd anticipates Dominic Artis' return on Saturday

An update on the Dominic Artis situation, and injuries as the Miners prepare for their second exhibition.

Tim Floyd told the media on Thursday that he anticipates Dominic Artis' playing in Saturday's exhibition.

Floyd and others around the program describe the process of the eligibility issue as progressing in a positive way but no official resolution has been made.   No disclosure of the actual eligibility issue was explained as well.

For the second straight week, Omega Harris, Christian Romine, Earvin Morris, and Terry Winn will not be playing in Saturday's exhibition.

The Miners also suffered a minor injury setback with swingman Jake Flaggert turning an ankle earlier this week in practice.  Floyd said he hoped to have Flaggert available for Saturday as he practiced on Thursday with no visible issues.

Josh McSwiggan has been practicing and rehabbing his knee but is still not cleared to play, although he also looked smooth and in good health on Thursday.

UTEP will face East Central Oklahoma on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Don.

Here is the full audio of Tim Floyd's Thursday media session as touched on a few other notable and must listen topics.