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UTEP Miners

The Miners played well down the stretch a year ago as they won 7 of their last 9 games but they fell to Marshall in the Conference USA Tournament. The Miners played a fast style late in the year under head coach Tim Floyd and they could play a fast-paced style again in 2016-2017 as they return Dominic Artis and Omega Harris in the backcourt. UTEP also added two freshmen in the backcourt in Deon Barrett and Tim Cameron.

UTEP will need strong backcourt play because the frontcourt is weak. The Miners do have Jake Flaggert and newcomers Isiah Osborne and Adrian Moore but none of those players are top scorers.  The Miners do have Matt Willms who is finally healthy but it is hard to know what to expect from him. Paul Thomas is a highly touted newcomer so he could see a lot of playing time and UTEP also has Kelvin Jones and Terry Winn.

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2016-2017 NCAA Championship Odds: 2000-1

2015-2016 Record: 19-14, 10-8 Conference USA

2015-2016 Postseason: None

2016-2017 UTEP Miners Betting

The Miners were just above the .500 mark last season against the spread but where gamblers did well with UTEP was betting their games over the total as the Miners went over 17 times last season with just 11 games going under. There is no reason to think that changes this season as UTEP should once again be a good bet to go over the total in many of their games.

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2015 UTEP Miners Betting Statistics

ATS
OVERALL HOME AWAY
16-13-0 7-7-0 5-6-0
O/U
OVERALL HOME AWAY
17-11-1 9-5-0 6-4-1

UTEP Miners Team Leaders

Player Numbers
Points Lee Moore 15.3
Assists Dominic Artis 5.2
Rebounds Terry Winn 6.4
FG % Hooper Vint 55.6
Steals Lee Moore 1.4
Blocks Hooper Vint 1.1

UTEP Miners Offense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 77.4 70
Field Goal % 46.5 54
3 Point % 36.1 114
Free Throw % 66.6 296
Rebounds / G 36.3 167

UTEP Miners Defense

Season Stats Rank
Points / G 74.9 255
Field Goal % 42.4 111
3 Point % 33.7 131
Free Throw % 67.7 62
Rebounds / G 36.5 331

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2016-2017 Projected Starting Lineup

Dominic Artis – Guard

Omega Harris – Guard

Paul Thomas – Forward

Terry Winn – Forward

Matt Willms – Center

UTEP Miners Picks

The Miners have enough talent to compete in Conference USA this season but whether they have enough to win the title is the question. UTEP needs to get a lot out of Willms this season if they are to challenge for the Conference USA title.  That is a big question with Willms coming off an injury.

UTEP should be good enough to finish with a winning record and make a postseason tourney in 2016-2017 but probably not the NCAA Tournament.

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2016-2017 UTEP Miners Regular Season Schedule

  • Nov. 12 Louisiana College
  • Nov. 17 vs. Wake Forest – Charleston
  • Nov. 18 vs. Villanova or Western Michigan – Charleston, SC
  • Nov. 20 TBA – Charleston, SC
  • Nov. 23 Southeastern Louisiana
  • Dec. 3 Northwestern State
  • Dec. 7 at NewMexico
  • Dec. 13 NM State
  • Dec. 17 Northern Arizona
  • Dec. 21 Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Dec. 22 Akronor UC Irvine
  • Dec. 30 at NM State
  • Jan. 1 at UTSA
  • Jan. 5 at LA Tech
  • Jan. 7 at Southern Miss
  • Jan. 12 FIU
  • Jan. 14 Florida Atlantic
  • Jan. 21 UTSA
  • Jan. 26 at WKU
  • Jan. 28 at Marshall
  • Feb. 2 UAB
  • Feb. 4 Middle Tennessee
  • Feb. 9 LA Tech
  • Feb. 11 Southern Miss
  • Feb. 16 at North Texas
  • Feb. 18 at Rice
  • Feb. 23 at Florida Atlantic
  • Feb. 25 at FIU
  • March 2 Old Dominion
  • March 4 Charlotte

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