UTEP turns back Tulsa for 10th victory in a row

Full story: El Paso Times

UTEP roared away early, turned a 10 point lead into a 17 point halftime lead, turned that 17-point lead into a 20-point cushion early in the second half and then calmly survived a Tulsa rally Saturday afternoon at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa.

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NMSjU

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Feb 20, 2010
 
Miners are my daddy
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Feb 20, 2010
 
I enjoyed the heck out of whipping Tulsa (there). I truly believe they are the best in C-USA, but I still worry about @ Marshall. Congratulations on a strong win, Top 25 or not, winning gets noticed. GO MINERS!!!

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Feb 21, 2010
 
Fast Start and Cruise to the end......

Go Miners!!!!
The Truth

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Feb 21, 2010
 
Nice win once again! Great first half and second half was good enough to hold on to the win. Two top 25 teams I saw lost today so Utep should be ranked at least 25 or 24 this week. Things are still looking good but they are not even close to being in the clear yet. This week they should win both but that last week will be tough against marshall and uab. Utep is only one game ahead of memphis still and just two ahead of uab. The last week memphis plays uab so that will be very interesting to see what happens in that game. May be best memphis beats uab since Utep has the tie breaker over memphis just in case Utep loses one game. It's going to be exciting to see what happens the next two weeks because it's still close right now.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Great start Miners!!! Sloppy 2nd half. I blame it all on George Bush and Dick Chenney.

Obama 2010!!!
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Feb 21, 2010
 
GWB wrote:
Great start Miners!!! Sloppy 2nd half. I blame it all on George Bush and Dick Chenney.
Obama 2010!!!
Just don't go hunting with Cheney.

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Feb 21, 2010
 
One thing I noticed there was a little over 5,000 in attendance at today's game. The Tulsa Center can accommodate over 20,000.

Goes to prove Miner Fans care more about the success of their team and is proud to share those winning moments and support their team to victory.

I'm not saying the crowd was a factor today, geez the way the Miners are playing, they would probably feed of the opposing teams's energy and surge to victory anyhow. I am trying to point out a difference.

Great game Miners....Hope to see a repeat of your 1st half of today's game for both halves of each game from here on out.

Go Miners!!!!
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Distant Miner Fan wrote:
One thing I noticed there was a little over 5,000 in attendance at today's game. The Tulsa Center can accommodate over 20,000.
Goes to prove Miner Fans care more about the success of their team and is proud to share those winning moments and support their team to victory.
I'm not saying the crowd was a factor today, geez the way the Miners are playing, they would probably feed of the opposing teams's energy and surge to victory anyhow. I am trying to point out a difference.
Great game Miners....Hope to see a repeat of your 1st half of today's game for both halves of each game from here on out.
Go Miners!!!!
That is EXACTLY why we should host the tourney and not Tulsa. UTEP played solid today -- a bit sloppy in the 2nd half, without the "killer instinct", but well enough to keep the Purricanes from catching up... That's the type of effort we need the rest of the season -- out of the chute like gangbusters, then hold the lead.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Bill Br wrote:
...I truly believe they are the best in C-USA,...!!!
So you still believe Tulsa is better than Memphis, or UAB, or even UTEP - very interesting.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
miners can't afford to let lesser teams back into the game after they have them on the ropes! crush 'em, get the killer instinct. go miners!
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#11
Feb 21, 2010
 
They did a great job. UTEP is the team to beat in C-USA!

I cannot wait to see them play next season.. They are going to be even more unstoppable than this year!
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Feb 21, 2010
 
It's interesting to look back.

January 4, 2010

With the Marshall and Southern Miss opening up conference play tomorrow night, these are the predicted standings from RealTimeRPI. As of today, the site is predicting the following conference records:

UAB 16-0
Memphis 13-3
Marshall 12-4
Tulsa 11-5
UTEP 11-5
Houston 8-8
East Carolina 6-10
Southern Miss 5-11
UCF 5-11
Rice 4-12
Tulane 3-13
SMU 2-14
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Good short clip showing Randy Culpepper yesterday.

http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/
back to basics

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Feb 21, 2010
 
Great job Miners!!! I liked the zone defense, simply to show that we can still play it--effectively--when we need to. However, 1-on-1, we are a much stronger team than all of the Conf-USA Teams. I hope the Miner Players embrace that knowledge and use it to ratchet-up their level of play. There were definitely moments during play that would worthy of clipping on ESPN Sportscenter and repeat it-ALL NIGHT LONG!!!! CONGRATULATIONS to the Miners, Coach Barbee and the 6th Man Fans--WE HAVE THE REAL THING BABY!!! Let's win out with a blowout of UAB--at THE DON!!! Remember whistle your heads off!!
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Feb 21, 2010
 
One of the best thing that could happen for the Miners and C-USA now, is for Tulsa to go to Durham, N.C. and beat Duke Thursday night.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
One thing you can say about Tulsa, their big man, Jordan, is the real deal.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Kyle,
Tusla beating Duke in Durham is such a long shot, but I'll be rooting for Tulsa in this case. Boy, that sure would get cusa recognition.

Tulsa lost to UTEP in EP because of Caracter in the post. They thought they had that figured out in Tulsa, but didn't count on hot chili-culpepper!

The Miners will see NCAA action. How far they go will depend on how the rest of the team can pick up the level of play. Teams the Miners will face are going to be very tough.
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#19
Feb 21, 2010
 
Great job Miners. The Miners will need to stop making silly mistakes in the post season or their run will end sooner then we would like. This is the first "Team" we have had in a while. I love Stone as our PG but he needs to take the ball to the hole more often. At 6'6" he is tought to handle as he showed with the drive and slam in the 1st half yesterday. Oh and guess what people NMSU is not hurting us right now. They go on the road an beat a very good Pacific team last night.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Dave wrote:
Kyle,
Tusla beating Duke in Durham is such a long shot, but I'll be rooting for Tulsa in this case. Boy, that sure would get cusa recognition.
This is true, but so many people around here complain about the top 25 stacked with East coast teams, including the majority of the current bracket teams.

The Tulsa game against Duke, even if close, will go a long way in making a statement.

If Tulsa gets blown out - it makes C-USA look like one of the weaker conferences and possibly only getting the one bid.
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Feb 21, 2010
 
Way 2 Go UTEP MINERS!!!
I'm 750 miles away from El Paso, Tx but my heart is right next to da Miners!!! Can't wait to be in El Paso for the UAB vs UTEP game @ Da DON!!!
Does any one know if there's UTEP Fans that meet 2 watch the UTEP Games out here in Southern California?

email me info: g_sportz@yahoo.com

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