UTEP Men’s Hoops Announces 2020-21 Schedule

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EL PASO – Head Coach Rodney Terry released UTEP’s 2020-21 schedule Tuesday. The Miners will play a national schedule featuring matchups against two of the top programs on the West Coast.

UTEP opens the season on the night before Thanksgiving (Nov. 25) in the Haskins Center against UT-Permian Basin. The contest will be part of a double-header in which the women will play early in the afternoon.

The Miners then hit the road to Tucson for a contest at Arizona on Nov. 29. The Wildcats return a talented team and will play host to the Miners in a Sunday late afternoon game.

UTEP then returns home to the Sun City to host Sul Ross State on Dec. 3, before heading out to play perennial West Coast Conference power Saint Mary’s University (Calif.) on Dec. 8 in Moraga.

Additional nonconference games will be announced at a later date.

Conference USA action will feature a unique scheduling format in which the Miners will play the same opponent in a two-game series at four select C-USA campuses on Friday and Saturday. Teams will also play a home-and-home series with a designated rival opponent. The updated format will help keep student-athlete health and safety at the forefront.

UTEP will open the league slate at Southern Miss on New Year’s Day, while playing a rematch with the Golden Eagles the following day. The Miners then host Rice on Jan. 8 and 9 to open conference play in the Haskins Center. UTEP and UTSA will play a home-and-home series on Thursday, Jan. 28 in San Antonio, and in El Paso on Jan. 30.

The Miners will also play host to LA Tech (Jan. 22 & 23), FIU (Feb. 12 & 13) and Charlotte (Feb. 26 & 27) to close out regular-season conference action.

The road C-USA games will continue at North Texas (Jan. 15 & 16), at UAB (Feb. 5 & 6) and at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 19 & 20).

The C-USA Championships will be March 10-13 at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The top 12 schools will advance to postseason play.

Terry returns to begin his third season at UTEP after leading the Miners to 17 wins in 2019-20, the biggest improvement of any team in Conference USA and the most wins in four seasons. UTEP also returned to the C-USA Championships for the first time in two years and won the Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational for the first time since 2014.

All-C-USA First Team and NABC All-District performer Bryson Williams headlines the 2020-21 roster. The senior led the Miners in scoring (17.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.2) last season. Williams ranked third in scoring and fifth in rebounding in C-USA, making him the only player to rank in the top five in both categories.

Souley Boum returns after ranking second on the team in scoring (12.9 ppg) and leading C-USA in free-throw percentage (87.8). Incoming transfers Jamal Bieniemy (Oklahoma), Keonte Kennedy (Xavier) and Kristian Sjolund (Georgia Tech) are expected to fill big roles for the Miners. All three transfers are NCAA eligible to compete for the Miners this season.
 
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Minerforlife

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So we only have 2 non conference games so far. Not suprised for 2020 this will be pretty standard. Can't see any schools coming to El Paso for non conference games.
 

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UT Permian Basin, Sul Ross, Arizona and St Mary's....hmmmm 1,2,3,4. You are correct sir. That's two.
 

axingfools1

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So are NMSU and UNM not allowed to come to EP? We should be able to keep our home and home with the aggies (where ever they call home) and also play at UNM (wherever they call home). We should also be willing to go to Lubbock or Tuscon or vice versa.

The only places we need to fly too so far are Oakland, Hattiesburg, Birmingham and Boca Raton.
 

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So are NMSU and UNM not allowed to come to EP? We should be able to keep our home and home with the aggies (where ever they call home) and also play at UNM (wherever they call home). We should also be willing to go to Lubbock or Tuscon or vice versa.

The only places we need to fly too so far are Oakland, Hattiesburg, Birmingham and Boca Raton.

I thought Grisham basically shut down NM. Silver lining is we won’t play the little NM schools.
 

Minerforlife

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UT Permian Basin, Sul Ross, Arizona and St Mary's....hmmmm 1,2,3,4. You are correct sir. That's two.

Those sub d-1 games don't count on our official win total or resume with NCAA. They are pointless exhibitions. We only currently have two games.
 
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