HOUSTON, Texas -- There's just something about being away from home that's not sitting right with the UTEP Miners.
For the 16th straight time going back to last season, the Miners dropped another one on the road.
This time it was the University of Houston that handed the Miners their second loss of the season by a final score of 77-57.
UTEP was able to keep pace with the Cougars going into halftime down 37-27.
But in the second half with the Miners down five, the Cougars were able to pull away by going on a 16-0 run with less than 4 minutes to go in the game.
Bryson Williams led the way in scoring for the Miners with 17 points, while Caleb Hills and Nate Hinton both were the Cougars' leading scorers with 17 points each.
UTEP's record now falls to 8-2 on the season.
Next up for UTEP, a trip to Hawaii where the Miners will compete in the Diamond Head Classic.
UTEP will face Hawaii Sunday in the first round of the tournament.