UTEP basketball notes: Six teams stil...

UTEP basketball notes: Six teams still have shot at C-USA title

There are 9 comments on the El Paso Times story from Feb 18, 2011, titled UTEP basketball notes: Six teams still have shot at C-USA title. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The Conference USA basketball race is more fun than a barrel of monkeys and 12 tap-dancing turkeys.

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Bill

Vista, CA

#1 Feb 18, 2011
Wow, what a race!! It is to bad that all six won't make the NCAA's. One game at a time Miners. take care of business at home and everything will fall into place,
GO MINERS!!!!!!!
What Did You Say

United States

#2 Feb 18, 2011
After the way UTEP defeated itself against Southern Miss.
UTEP will gladly hand that title to anyone that wants the Conference Championship or Tournament Trophy.
I doubt UTEP will even qualify for one of those six contestant spots, maybe if they get lucky they might get an NIT bid.
grtwyt

Newcastle, CA

#3 Feb 18, 2011
We fell out of the "last four in" bracket and Memphis took our place, we need to kick serious @ss for the rest of the season and take the tourney here at home. GO MINERS!!!
Mr Hate

Burleson, TX

#4 Feb 18, 2011
I want to see UTEP succeed the rest of the way in the CUSA race but after witnessing the second half debacle at Southern Mississipi I have my doubts. UTEP's talks defense but what happened to their "D" in the last 15 minutes of that game. UTEP talks about waiting and then taking the good shot and making it. Well, what happened to that good shot in this game? Southern ended up playing better defense and taking better shots because UTEP's defense stunk. UTEP's offense could not hit the side of a barn. It was pathetic. Having a senior laden team you would think that a bunch of veterans would not fold as they did. Quitters. Wake up MINERZS.
AggieFan

Las Cruces, NM

#5 Feb 18, 2011
I've seen the Miners play on a number of occasions this year. I see them as smaller than most teams, but with more hustle, and most times, more heart.

You win a lot of games with hustle and heart.
NineteenRabbit

Uruapan, Mexico

#6 Feb 18, 2011
Hm...about how much fun is a barrel of monkeys and 12 tap-dancing turkeys?

Something tells me you're hurting for entertainment, Bill.
miner maniac

El Paso, TX

#7 Feb 18, 2011
The Southern Miss lost was a bad loss, but it's not the end of the world. UTEP is still in the driver's seat for the regular season championship, provided they win out, including beating Memphis on our own home court.

What really matters, however, is the C-USA tourney, which we will have home court advantage. To me, the most important thing that UTEP needs to accomplish is finish in the top four of the standings to earn a first round bye. If we fall below fourth place, we'll have to play an extra game on Wednesday.

We need to win at least one game in the C-USA tourney, preferably make it to the championship game on Saturday. If we do that, win or lose, we should make the NCAA tourney, just like last season. Of course, winning the tourney means an automatic berth, which is the only sure-fire way of qualifying for the NCAA tourney.

So let's down get all down on the Miners just yet folks. There's still much more basketball to be played.
miner maniac

El Paso, TX

#8 Feb 18, 2011
Correction:

So let's NOT get all down on the Miners just yet folks. There's still much more basketball to be played.
Lets get serious

El Paso, TX

#9 Feb 18, 2011
We have like 7 more games at least well get to 23 wins and thats good enough to make the tourny. whats important is we make a run in the tourny and ill call one win a run thats my goal. A tourny win.

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