Again, UTEP caved. A 9-point lead midway into the second half melted away and the Miners were defeated by a revving archrival New Mexico State, 55-51 Saturday in Las Cruces. Oh c'mon, already, UTEP.
NMSU is no great shakes. Those Aggies are now 19-9, but they've been playing a Western Athletic Conference schedule that looks a lot like what UTEP used to play in the build-up-some-wins in November and early December period of not too long ago. In plain words, NMSU has not defeated anybody "real", and they again beat a not-anybody UTEP team.
After UTEP built (?) its 9-point lead, its offense went - fizzle, dud! The Aggies went on to a 15-3 run for the eventual win during the time good teams play good basketball.
UTEP (14-12) again played a low-point game (55-51). But there has to be an offense, especially when there's a 9-point lead in a low-scoring game.
Big problem in Utepia.