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UTEP tips off season with 93-70 victory over New Mexico Highlands

EL PASO, Texas -- The UTEP Miners kicked off their 2019-2020 campaign with a win over New Mexico Highlands on Tuesday night.

The final score was 93-70.

UTEP was in full control of the game from the very beginning.

By halftime, the Miners had a 20 point lead up 44-24.

Against a division 2 school like New Mexico Highlands, the Miners were expected to dominate.

UTEP's Efe Odigie led the way in scoring for the Miners with 18 points.

The Miners begin the season 1-0 under second year head coach, Rodney Terry.

Next up for UTEP, a much tougher opponent in rival New Mexico State.

That game is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Don Haskins Center.

Texas Sports / UTEP

Adrian Ochoa

Adrian Ochoa is ABC-7’s Sports Director.

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