Stephen Nover's Game of the Week - 45-22-1 CBB!
UTEP vs. New Mexico State,
12/03/2019 21:00 EDT,
Score: 56 - 59
Point Spread: +5/-110 UTEP
Yes, home-court and revenge are worth something. Just not this much. The teams met three weeks ago and Texas El-Paso won by 15 points, 65-50.
New Mexico State had trouble handling UTEP's press. The Aggies have played better since then. But the Miners also are playing well. They are 5-0 on the season and their bench strength just got a huge boost with Kaden Archie, a transfer from TCU, now eligible.
The Miners won the first matchup despite Bryson Williams limited to just 17 minutes due to foul trouble. Williams is the best player on the court averaging 18 points and 6.8 rebounds a game. He still scored 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the first meeting.
UTEP has covered eight of its last nine nonconference games for 89 percent.