The Miners got a little attention for their fine performance in Honolulu last weekend.
ESPN's Andy Katz picked Kansas State as the team that impressed the most last week. Kansas State beat UTEP 78-70 in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic semifinals, then routed Long Beach State in the championship game. UTEP, of course, beat Auburn for third place in the tournament.
Katz then listed 10 teams that also impressed and he had UTEP No. 5 on that list, writing that the Miners "showed their athleticism and grittiness throughout the tournament."
UTEP sophomore guard Mike Perez made the five-man all-tournament team in Hawaii.