UTEP hosts Massner and Western Illinois | Sports

Western Illinois Leathernecks (16-15, 7-11 Summit) at UTEP Miners (19-13, 11-7 C-USA)

El Paso, Texas; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM: Western Illinois visits the UTEP Miners after Trenton Massner scored 28 points in Western Illinois’ 80-68 loss to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles.

UTEP has an 8-6 record in games decided by 10 points or more.

West Illinois is third in the Summit with 78.7 points per game and shooting 43.8%.

HIGH PERFORMERS: Jamal Bieniemy averaged 2.3 3-pointers per game for the Miners, scoring 14.7 points while shooting 36.2% from beyond the arc. Souley Boum scores 45.1% and averages 14.4 points in his last 10 games for UTEP.

Massner is averaging 16.8 points per game with 6.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Leathernecks. Luka Barisic has averaged 14 points and 6.4 rebounds in his last 10 games for Western Illinois.

LAST 10 GAMES: Miners: 5-5, averaging 66.8 points, 30.4 rebounds, 10.6 assists, 6.9 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Your opponents averaged 65.8 points per game.

Leathernecks: 3-7, averaging 73.3 points, 33.7 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.4% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 81.1 points.


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