UTEP basketball is on a roll and is ranked in the coaches poll. But not everyone agrees that they are a lock for the big dance.
Gary Parrish of CBS Sports sent out these two tweets today:
Honestly, UTEP isn't as safe it probably thinks. Miners would be wise not to chance it. But they at least have a win at Memphis.
League title and league tournament title game would probably do it for UTEP in terms of an at-large. But they're nowhere close to safe.
Nowhere close to safe? UTEP fans probably don't want to hear it, but he's probably right.
UTEP is the clear favorite now for the league title, but Gary thinks if they then lost in the early rounds of the conference tournament they could still be on the outside looking in.
That's a scary thought.