It's probably OK to wonder what's going on with UTEP's young, but looking feeble, basketball team. And, just because the UTEP public relations wags say it's "rebuilding," how much rebuilding are they talking about? This team, based on the little schools who beat it ... stinks!
Being wiped out by Stephen F. Austin, 53-35? Can't score against a little guy? There was a HOME COURT loss to UT San Antonio (and an exhibition-game loss to Eastern New Mexico). All three of the losses came at home in The Don.
Is this UTEP? The UTEP of the last eon? Real UTEP?
UTEP is 1-3 now and will start to play big-name teams, at Oregon Tuesday.
It's been media documented that this is a young UTEP team. Seven freshmen. Sometimes Coach Tim Floyd has a full floor of freshmen-only.
OK, lose to the bigger-name teams in Conference USA. But, c'mon already! San Antonio and now S.F. Austin?
UTEP's 35 pointsvs. S.F. Austin the lowest in its history in The Don. Getting 35 points in the age of the shot clock?
This is a new team recruited here by second-year coach Tim Floyd. What the?