UTEP Opens Homestand vs. Tulsa Thursday

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:51pm

UTEP will play the first of two home games on the week when it challenges Tulsa at 7:05 p.m. MST Thursday.  Tickets are $5 for adults & $3 for kids.  The Miners (16-2, 4-1 C-USA) were 2-0 on the road last week:
- Beat Rice (49-48, 1/24) & Houston (65-54, 1/27).
- Keitha Adams reached 200 wins at UTEP as result.
- Overall she has 327 collegiate victories (127 at Independence CC).
- The Golden Hurricane (7-12, 2-4 C-USA) are 2-2 in past 4 games.
- TU beat UCF (54-51, 1/24) & fell to SMU (46-71, 1/27) last week.
- UTEP is 10-1 at home, including 1-1 in C-USA play.
- Last lost consecutive home contests in 2009-10 season.
- 16-2 record for fourth time in program history.
- 2006-07, 2007-08 & 2011-12 also did so.
- 2007-08 improved to 27-2 & finished 28-4.
- 2011-12 moved to 25-2 & finished 29-4
- 2006-07 climbed to 16-2 & finished 22-8.
- Off to start of at least 4-1 in league play for 7th time at school.
- 2007-08 (16-0), 2011-12 (15-1), 1992-93 (6-1), 1997-98 (5-1), 2008-09 (4-1), 2006-07 (4-1) were at least 4-1.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HONORS & MORE
- Six straight weeks receiving votes in the polls.
- 27th in Associated Press (21 points) & 30th in Coaches (16 points).
- Rated fourth in ESPN.com Midmajor poll.
- Stand 52nd in the RPI (RPIRatings.com).
- Record of 3-0 on year vs. top-100 RPI foes.
- Best overall win% (67.8) of C-USA teams since joining in 2005-06.
- 159-75 overall record, including 16-2 this year, in timeframe.
- Most league wins & best league win% of each team since 2005-06.
- 71-41 (.634) including 4-1 on year, in C-USA play.
- Tied for most years (4) with 10+ C-USA wins since 2005-06.
- Four C-USA weekly award recipients.
- Kristine Vitola (11/12), Kayla Thornton (12/17) & Anete Steinberga (1/14) were the player of the week while Irene Gari (12/10) was the freshman of the week.

QUITE A RUN
- 45-6 since start of the 2011-12 season, including 16-2 this year.
- 30 wins, including 7 this year, by 10+ points.
- 6 losses by combined 20 points, with 2 losses this year by 5 total.
- 19-2 in C-USA games since 2011-12, including 4-1 this season.
- 61-20 overall since the start of 2010-11 campaign.
- 18 of 20 losses in that timeframe by single digits.
- Last double-digit loss was at Houston (61-77, 2/20/11).
- Other in sequence was at UCSB (50-68, 12/11/10).

 

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