UTEP has to start getting inside. All teams need an iside game. Yes, UTEP is 10-5 and won a Conference USA road game at SMU Saturday, 74-68. But, when the Miners went cold late, a weak SMU team was coming back strong, and likely would have won had time not run out.
Yes, Culpepper got 28 points, and Stefon Jackson got 22. Culpepper does not take percentage shots, and no team can stay hot from the outside for an entire game. That means there are big blocks of time when the offense is zilch. Good teams, with inside play and a steady offense, will beat UTEP in C-USA. SMU is not a good team, but almost did beat the Miners.