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December 28, 1995 | By Eric Davis, FOR THE INQUIRER
La Salle fought back from a horrendous first half to trail by just one in the closing minutes of last night's game with Texas-El Paso, but the Miners hung on to win, 69-62, in the opening game of the Sun Carnival Classic. "I thought we had them back on their heels, and I thought we had an opportunity to win it," coach Speedy Morris said. "But to their credit, UTEP kept their composure. " The Explorers (2-7), who had trailed by 14 points at the half, closed the gap 59-58 on a basket and free throw from Romaine Haywood with 2 minutes, 28 seconds left.
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March 29, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas-El Paso promoted assistant Doc Sadler to head basketball coach yesterday. Sadler replaces Billy Gillispie, who left last week to become coach at Texas A & M. Sadler inherits a team that went 24-8 this season, finishing second in the Western Athletic Conference. UTEP lost to Maryland in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Sadler was the athletic director and basketball coach at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith from 1998-03. He went 120-39 while leading the Lions to two trips to the junior college national tournament.
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March 20, 1989 | By Jere Longman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A couple of old fishing buddies hooked up yesterday, Bob Knight of Indiana and Don Haskins of Texas-El Paso. Haskins will forever be kicking himself about the one that got away. In his wildest dreams, he couldn't have hoped for better conditions to play the Hoosiers. Four Indiana starters drew at least two fouls in the first 13 minutes. Jay Edwards drew three. But UTEP was helpless to do anything about it as the Hoosiers won a laugher, 92-69, in a West Regional second-round game.
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March 17, 1989 | By Tom Mahon, Daily News Sports Writer
Louisiana State basketball coach Dale Brown generally dislikes the Bobby Knights of his profession. That makes him a pretty good guy in the eyes of many. And yet Brown has found he has had to adopt a more Knight-like style to get his team primed for tonight's NCAA West Regional against Texas El-Paso at Tucson, Ariz. "I've tried to be as aggressive as I could be in practice, and maybe even abusive to some extent," Brown said. "I'm not real good at doing that because I believe so much in the human spirit and lifting people.
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February 23, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Texas-El Paso is showing "very preliminary" interest in Richie Parker, a former high school basketball star in New York and a convicted sex offender. That concerns rape counselors and others who worry about the message being sent to youngsters. "I just don't see him as being a good role model for our youth," Ari Medina, program director for the city's Rape Crisis Services, said yesterday. "These young kids are impressionable. " UTEP athletic director John Thompson said the university is gathering information on Parker, who enrolled at Mesa (Ariz.
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January 1, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Bob Stull, head football coach at the University of Massachusetts, has been named to a similar position at the University of Texas-El Paso, UTEP officials said yesterday. Stull replaces Bill Yung, who was fired Nov. 26 with a 7-39 record in four years of coaching the Miners. "I think UTEP is a very excellent school," Stull said at a news conference. "I just think this area is an outstanding sports community, as was evident in the last weekend. " Stull was referring to UTEP's victorious basketball weekend, which started with an upset of Georgetown on Friday and continued with victories over Ohio State and Alabama in the school's Sun Bowl tournament.
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March 14, 1987 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Senior guard Hernell Jackson scored 9 of his 23 points in overtime and keyed a pivotal 9-2 run as Texas-El Paso defeated Arizona, 98-91, in a first- round West Region game yesterday in Tucson, Ariz. The Miners (25-6) advance to tomorrow's second round to face Iowa. UTEP, the Western Athletic Conference's regular-season champion, trailed Arizona (18-12) by 78-73 with 50 seconds left in regulation but forced the overtime by tying the score at 79-79 on Jackson's three-point goal with 26 seconds left and junior guard Chris Blocker's jumper with 1 second showing.
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December 28, 1995 | Special to the Daily News
La Salle's Romaine Haywood tried. So did Mike Gizzi. The two helped the Explorers stage an inspired second-half rally, then watched it go for naught as La Salle lost to host Texas-El Paso, 69-62, in the opening round of the Sun Carnival Classic at the Special Events Center. UTEP jumped out to a 14-3 lead just six minutes into the game and never trailed. Guard Kimani Jones-Young led the early run with seven of the first 14 points en route to a team-high 20 points. La Salle (2-7)
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March 19, 2012 | Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. - Penn State guards Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley have been taking over games all season, and Texas-El Paso was powerless to change that in the NCAA tournament. Lucas, a Germantown Academy graduate, scored 23 points, Bentley had 21, and fourth-seeded Penn State defeated No. 13 seed UTEP, 85-77, in the opening round Sunday. Zhaque Gray added 15 points for the Lions (25-6), who trailed the Miners for much of the first half but led for nearly all of the second en route to their second straight appearance in the second round.
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October 7, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
Witnesses said a violent fight that led to the shooting early Sunday of a 22-year-old New Mexico State University basketball player started as a confrontation between members of the Aggie team and Texas-El Paso players. Loren "Teeter" Marshall remains hospitalized after being shot during a fight at a Texas-El Paso fraternity party. Witnesses said the motel melee started with fighting between players from the two schools and included gunfire. Paul Walters, who filed an assault charge against Henry Hall, a UTEP player, agreed.
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January 9, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Big Ten Conference suspended Iowa coach Fran McCaffery for one game and fined Iowa $10,000 on Tuesday for his outburst during a loss at Wisconsin. The 54-year-old McCaffery, who played at La Salle High and Penn and coached at Lehigh, received back-to-back technical fouls and was ejected for arguing with officials midway through the second half of Sunday's game. The Big Ten said his actions violated the league's sportsmanship policy. McCaffery will sit out Thursday's home game against Northwestern, and assistant coach Kirk Speraw will take his place.
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December 2, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Perry Ellis scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half, and No. 2 Kansas survived a stiff challenge before beating Texas-El Paso, 67-63, on Saturday night in the third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The Jayhawks (6-1) had been upset Friday night by Villanova, 63-59. McKenzie Moore scored 15 for UTEP (4-4), including three free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining to get the Miners within three. It was the second straight night where Kansas saw a big early lead, 11-2 against Villanova and 15-2 against UTEP, evaporate and the game turn into a struggle.
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September 23, 2012 | Associated Press
Manti Te'o had two interceptions as No. 11 Notre Dame picked off five Michigan passes, and backup quarterback Tommy Rees sparked the Fighting Irish offense in a 13-6 win over the 18th-ranked Wolverines Saturday night in South Bend, Ind. Denard Robinson, who amassed 948 yards of total offense in victories over the Irish last two years, was less effective this time as the Irish repeatedly forced him into mistakes. He threw four interceptions in the first half, then lost a fumble at the Notre Dame 8-yard line on the first drive of the second half.
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March 19, 2012 | Associated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. - Penn State guards Maggie Lucas and Alex Bentley have been taking over games all season, and Texas-El Paso was powerless to change that in the NCAA tournament. Lucas, a Germantown Academy graduate, scored 23 points, Bentley had 21, and fourth-seeded Penn State defeated No. 13 seed UTEP, 85-77, in the opening round Sunday. Zhaque Gray added 15 points for the Lions (25-6), who trailed the Miners for much of the first half but led for nearly all of the second en route to their second straight appearance in the second round.
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March 19, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Murray State coach Billy Kennedy went with his gut and drew up a play his team had never run before, with Isacc Miles the go-to guy at the end. Third option Danero Thomas became the hero instead. Thomas, a 6-4 senior guard, hit a 15-footer as the buzzer sounded and 13th-seeded Murray State stunned No. 4 seed Vanderbilt, 66-65, yesterday in an NCAA Tournament opener in the West Regional in San Jose, Calif. "That shot was bigger than he could imagine," Murray State's B.J. Jenkins said.
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December 22, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Randy Culpepper scored a season-high 27 points and Christian Polk added a career-high 17 points as UTEP built a big lead in the first half and beat Oklahoma, 89-74, last night at the All-College Classic in Oklahoma City. The Miners (7-2) scored 14 straight points late in the first half and opened a 19-point lead, then never let the Sooners make a serious charge. Oklahoma (8-4) got within 10 points twice in the second half, including on Willie Warren's free throw with 2:09 to play.
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June 26, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wayne Ellington first had to watch Episcopal Academy co-star Gerald Henderson and a pair of North Carolina teammates, Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson, learn of their respective NBA destinations. The grueling wait also included Ellington, a standout wing guard for three seasons at North Carolina, standing in nervous anticipation before his hometown 76ers took a pass on him at pick No. 17 and instead selected UCLA freshman guard Jrue Holiday. Ellington's dream of playing in the NBA finally came true at 10:11 p.m., when he was plucked by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the No. 28 choice in the first round.
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November 28, 2008 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Greivis Vasquez and Dave Neal each scored 17 points as unranked Maryland hustled its way to an 80-62 upset of No. 5 Michigan State yesterday at the Old Spice Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. After falling behind by three early in the first half, the Terrapins (4-0) countered with a 23-5 run to take the lead for good. Maryland shot 9 of 19 on three-pointers while Michigan State went 2 for 9. Spartans star Raymar Morgan got into early foul trouble and managed only four points.
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September 8, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Don Haskins, credited with helping break color barriers in college sports in 1966 when he used five black starters to win a national basketball title for Texas Western, died yesterday. He was 78. Dr. Dwayne Aboud, Haskins' physician, said that Haskins had been suffering from congestive heart failure and died at home in El Paso about 4:30 p.m. He was surrounded by friends and relatives, Aboud said. "The word unique does not begin to describe Don Haskins," said Bob Knight, the winningest men's coach in the sport's history.
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April 16, 2008 | Staff and Wire Reports
EL PASO, Texas - UTEP basketball star Stefon Jackson, a Philadelphia native, was arrested yesterday on charges that he hindered an investigation into a Pennsylvania shooting. Deputy sheriffs searched Jackson's off-campus apartment and arrested a man wanted in a separate Philadelphia murder case. Jackson, a 21-year-old junior who played at Martin Luther King High and Lutheran Christian Academy, was being held on $3,000 bail. He faces a charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution, a third-degree felony, in a case involving his 20-year-old cousin, Willie Harden.
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