The UTEP Miners are back in CUSA action as they face the Houston Cougars tonight at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Tip off is slated for 7 pm El Paso time.
Houston's TaShawn Thomas pulled down 20 rebounds as the Cougars beat Florida A&M 81-76 for the official tip-off of the 2012-3 season.
Alandise Harris, a key cog for the 2011-12 Coogs, will be looking for somewhere else to play next year. Will his departure mean another year of excuses for James Dickey's squad?
Houston fails to capitalize on big win vs. Southern Miss., lose at Marshall 66-58. Simmons flops with two point showing with four turnovers.