A second generation is wtinessing 1970s basketball in Utepia. Low, low final scores. UTEP defeated Houston 63-53 in a game UTEP had just seven points in the first 7-plus minutes of the second half.
It was a win over Houston, now 15-9 ( 4-9 in Conference USA). UTEP has 15 wins and is (who's impresseded) 8-5 in a weak C-USA.
Way back when (then) both UTEP and nearby New Mexico State gained national Top -20 ratings by winning - and it was defense, not big scores. NOTE. The teams were ranked in Top 20, not Top 25 back then.
This is not going to hack it in 2013. UTEP beat a poor team by playing good defense, but it can't go places until it has an offense, too.