UTEP Basketball is Back!
UTEP basketball season is coming back to the Sun City and the Rodney Terry era is set to begin. Rodney Terry revamped a lot of the team after a rebuilding offseason for the miners. The UTEP miners start the season officially on Nov 9th against UT Permian Basin.
Terry comes back to the state of Texas where he grew up and started his coaching career. Terry comes to UTEP from a stint for 7 seasons as the Fresno State head coach. Terry, 49, guided the Bulldogs to a record of 126-108 in seven seasons as head coach (2011-18), including 20-win campaigns in four of the last five years. Before Fresno, Terry served as an assistant for Rick Barnes at The University of Texas. Terry was instrumental in securing recruits like D.J. Agustin, T.J. Ford, and Kevin Durant.
His nine-year tenure as an assistant coach at Texas produced nine NCAA Tournament appearances including a Final Four berth in 2003, trips to the Elite Eight in 2006 and 2008, and four Sweet 16 showings. The Longhorns fashioned a mark of 232-80 during that span, the winningest nine-year period in school history. They posted 30 victories during both the 2005-06 (30) and 2007-08 (school-record 31) seasons, and 28 during the 2010-11 campaign. In January of 2010, Texas reached the no. 1 spot in the country for the first time in school history.
Lots of changes this offseason for the miners including player changes. Transfers Bryson Williams, Tydus Verhoeven, Anthony Tarke and Souley Boum will have to sit out and not play until the 2019-20 season. Incoming freshman Deon Stroud will sit out this coming season to focus on academics.
UTEP Men’s Basketball Schedule
Oct. 30 Tuesday New Mexico Highlands (Exhibition) 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 Tuesday UT Permian Basin 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Friday at NM State TBA
Nov. 14 Wednesday at Arizona TBA
Nov. 19 Monday Eastern New Mexico 7 p.m.
Nov. 24 Saturday at New Mexico TBA
Nov. 28 Wednesday NM State 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 Saturday Northwestern State 7 p.m.
Dec. 4 Tuesday at Marquette TBA
Dec. 16 Sunday UC Riverside TBA
Dec. 21 Friday Norfolk State 7 p.m. (Haskins Invitational)
Dec. 22 Saturday East Tennessee State/Wyoming TBA (Haskins Invitational)
Jan. 3 Thursday at UTSA* TBA
Jan. 5 Saturday UTSA* 7 p.m.
Jan. 10 Thursday North Texas* 7 p.m.
Jan. 12 Saturday Rice* 7 p.m.
Jan. 17 Thursday at UAB* TBA J
an. 19 Saturday at Middle Tennessee* TBA
Jan. 24 Thursday Old Dominion* 7 p.m.
Jan. 26 Saturday Charlotte* 7 p.m.
Jan. 31 Thursday at Marshall* TBA
Feb. 2 Saturday at WKU* TBA
Feb. 7 Thursday Florida Atlantic* 7 p.m.
Feb. 9 Saturday FIU* 7 p.m.
Feb. 14 Thursday at LA Tech* TBA
Feb. 16 Saturday at Southern Miss* TBA
Feb. 23 Saturday TBA* (Games from Feb. 23 and beyond will be announced by C-USA at a later date)
Feb. 27 Wednesday TBA*
March 2 Saturday TBA*
March 6 Wednesday TBA*
March 9 Saturday TBA*
March 13-16 Wednesday-Saturday at Conference USA Championship