UTEP got a decisive win, with a to-be star, making the clutch free throws. It was a come-from behind 55-54 win at home against archrival New Mexico State.
UTEP had lost four games in a row, all to big-conference members (Arizona, Oklahoma, Clemson, Vanderbilt). It was time for a win.
With seconds left in Wednesday's game, Chris Washurn made two free throws and UTEP held on.
UTEP still has a lot to improve upon. Defense was not there early. And it also marked the sixth game in a row the Miners didn't score 70 or more points. That can't continue if the Miners are to have a successful season.
UTEP's early record, 2-4, is not great shakes. But at least it was a win over those Aggies.
Many question marks remain in Coach Tim Floyd's third season.