Matt Willms

Texas-El Paso Miners #41 - Center

  • Born: 02/06/93
  • Age: 28
  • Height: 7'1"
  • Weight: 240
  • Seasons: SR

Alex Nicolas: My last Miner Rush post


All good runs come to an end, and my run as Miner Rush’s site manager is coming to an end as well. For the past five years it’s been a daily privilege and passion to bring you news, takes, info,...

Last second dunk lifts UTEP over North Texas 68-66


A few days removed from a devastating loss on the road, the question would be how would UTEP respond in a win-or-go home type scenario to end the regular season, again on the road. Throw out the...

UTEP dominates Southern Miss 73-44


In their most complete game of the season, UTEP led and dominated from wire-to-wire, drubbing Southern Miss 73-44 Saturday night in the Don. Evan Gilyard was stellar scoring 22 points, and going a...

UTEP closes out LA Tech down the stretch 74-72


UTEP scored the last six points of the game in the final 1:32 to keep their head above of the muddy last place waters in C-USA with a 74-72 survival of LA Tech. Four Miners scored in double...

Paul Thomas lifts UTEP over Charlotte with last second jumper


UTEP blew a 22-point first half lead, but a Paul Thomas bucket with 2.2 seconds left helped UTEP escape another disastrous loss with in a 87-86 Miner triumphant win Thursday in Charlotte. The win...

CUSA weekend recap: Middle Tennessee, WKU, ODU prevail as final stretch approaches


Saturday’s action did not disappoint.

Marshall drops UTEP 74-65


Marshall’s Jon Elmore dropped 22 points, helping the Herd put UTEP away late, and extending UTEP’s losing streak to five with a 74-65 dismissal of the struggling Miners. The loss drops UTEP to 2-9...

UTEP Basketball: Second half woes continue in 85-78 loss to UAB


Trey Wade scored more than 20 points for the first time in his UTEP career, but six UAB Blazers scored in double figures and the Miners couldn’t keep the Blazers out of the paint in a 85-78 loss...

The top 15 Canadians playing college basketball at mid-major schools


NCAA basketball is littered with players from all over the world. The recruiting base for college coaches is now global, with teams like Saint Mary’s and Grand Canyon featuring six Australian born...

UTEP holds off FIU 72-68


UTEP snapped a pair of three game losing streaks Saturday, holding off Florida International 72-68 in improve to 2-4 in C-USA play. The win snapped an overall three game losing streak, and also...

Conference USA: Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky look to remain undefeated


What to watch for in the full slate of Conference USA action on Saturday.

Southern Miss blows past UTEP 85-75


UTEP looked like a lost team Thursday night in their first road game outside of New Mexico this season. A team lost without an offensive identity, lost without a head coach, lost without their...