These passersby could not win 14 consecutive victories at their home against other conference teams.
Ciudad Juarez. – The University of California Riverside Highlanders was able to score almost 18 points lower than their usual score thanks to the UTEP Miners, but they couldn’t avoid losing in Monday’s first game of the 52-40 Mental Sports Golden Turkish Championship. Don Haskins Centre.
Joe Golding, UTEP coach, said that “First and foremost, I am proud our defensive players.” “I don’t believe hard work is a problem tonight. We defend ourselves against a very strong basketball team. You can’t keep your team below 52 points at home so you need to find a way for the team to win. We just need to find a way for the ball to go in the basket.
The defeat stopped the passersby winning 14 consecutive home matches against other conference teams.
The miners shot 26.3% from three-pointers, while the long-range shooting percentage was just 24%. While the visiting team shoots 30.0% (6-30), from three-pointers, their overall shooting percentage of 43.2% (19-44) is similar. It is slightly higher (39-35) in the UCR table.
Jamal Binemi (10 points) was the sole miner to reach double figures. Teddus van Hoeven (6 points and 6 rebounds) as well as Kennedy (6 points and 3 rebounds) were also involved.
Golding stated that she believes in the players and team. “We need to work on some shots. It is important to know that the power will be turned on when it comes in. This should happen against FAMU on Wednesday night.
Tomorrow’s match between the Miners and Florida A&M will end at 7:00 PM. Florida A&M University’s Friday match will be at the University of California Riverside Highlands.