UTEP had no trouble defeating a not-so-good SMU team Saturday afternoon; it was a simple workman-like win on the home court. What the Miners (3-1 in C-USA now) need is a breakthrough win - poleax somebody, already!
That could have been achieved in Tulsa in the Miners' previous game, but the always "team-orientated" Hurricane fully bared what fans here knew. Good defense will hogtie UTEP's offense. There are no big offensive sprees on this Miner team.
UTEP has to show it can break free from that bind. It needs to roll over somebody on the road.
Now's the time. UTEP goes on the road for a while, not returning to The Don until into February.
Gotta blast off! Otherwise this will be Coach Tim Floyd's third rebuilding season in a row.