Things to consider. Let's mull:
UTEP's 56-54 home loss to nationally ranked (No. 25) Memphis looks good, unless one buys into "a loss is a loss."
But what is really telling here is that UTEP (16-13) went into the game with the swirling dervish that is the rumor that Coach Tim Floyd is being considered for the coaching job at his old school, USC.
Here's what I'm thinking: If UTEP's players thought their coach was a gonner to the Pac-12, I don't think they'd have played (26-4) Memphis tha.aat close. In fact, UTEP's missed free throws in the clutch clinched Memphis' win.Not UTEP's heart. UTEP played a good team tough, but succumbed to its season-long nemesis - not being able to handle the ball well late in close games. Again, John Bohannon threw one away at a time UTEP needed a hoop.
I'll say this, though. If the Miners thought they were being abandoned by their big-name head coach, they would not have played so well against one of the top talents in the nation.