UTEP Visits North Texas for a Primetime Conference USA Men's Basketball Clash

UTEP at North Texas


The UTEP Miners (9-15, 7-5 C-USA) are set to take on the North Texas Mean Green (7-17, 1-11 C-USA) live on beIN SPORTS this Thursday night at 8 PM ET. The Miners hold an 8-2 advantage over the Mean Green in this series.


After starting out 0-3 against Conference USA competition, the Miners have won seven of their last nine league games. Only league-leading Middle Tennessee (22-4, 12-1 C-USA) has a better record over their last nine C-USA games at 8-1. As of Week 15, UTEP rank seventh in the C-USA standings.

The Miners average 68.1 points per game, which is tied for 287th nationally with North Texas. UTEP has three scorers who average double-figures in Omega Harris (16.9), Dominic Artis (15.0), and Matt Willms (11.8).

UTEP are coming off an 80-50 drubbing of Southern Miss (7-18, 4-9 C-USA). Artis finished with a double-double, 20 points and ten assists in the performance. Harris also finished in double-figures, with 17 points and five assists.

The Miners will play four of their last six conference games on the road.  

North Texas

The Mean Green are 1-4 in their last five conference contests, and rank last in the C-USA standings. North Texas are coming off a 90-71 road loss to Florida International (6-19, 2-10 C-USA) on Feb. 11.

However three Mean Green scorers hit double-figures against the Panthers – Ryan Woolridge (21), J-Mychal Reese (12), and A.J. Lawson (13). Wooldridge received C-USA freshman of the week honors on Monday.

Lawson, also a freshman, is the leading scorer on this team. North Texas ties UTEP nationally in points per game, but rank 218th in points allowed with 73.6 per game.

The Mean Green are 0-5 at home in C-USA games this season.

Pre-game Coverage Starting at 7:30 PM ET

Join us for our pregame show hosted by beIN SPORTS' very own Jeremy St. Louis alongside Mike Jarvis, former St. John’s coach who brought the Red Storm to the Elite Eight in 1999 and most recently coached Florida Atlantic University, and Donovan McNabb, 6-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback and former guard for Syracuse University Orange under Jim Boeheim.