UTEP looks for house win vs FIU
Florida International (9-12, 2-10) vs. UTEP (8-10, 4-8).
Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas; Friday, 9 p.m. EST
. BOTTOM LINE: UTEP looks for its 4th straight win over Florida International at Don Haskins Center. The last triumph for the Panthers at UTEP was a 79-69 win on Jan. 23, 2016.
VETERAN EXISTENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in the result of this video game. Souley Boum, Bryson Williams and Tydus Verhoeven have integrated to score 55 percent of UTEP’s points this season and 61 percent of the group’s points over its last five video games. For Florida International, Tevin Brewer, Dimon Carrigan, Radshad Davis and Eric Lovett have jointly represented 41 percent of all Florida International scoring.
KEY CONTRIBUTOR: Antonio Daye, Jr. has made or helped on 47 percent of all Florida International field goals over the last 3 video games. The junior guard has actually represented 25 field objectives and 12 assists in those video games.
YET TO WIN: The Panthers are 0-7 when they score 66 points or fewer and 9-5 when they exceed 66 points. The Miners are 0-9 when they stop working to score more than 68 points and 8-1 on the season, otherwise.
COLD SPELL: Florida International has lost its last 4 road games, scoring 59.8 points, while allowing 76.3 per game.
DID YOU UNDERSTAND: The disruptive Florida International defense has required challengers to turn the ball over on 23 percent of all possessions, the 29th-best rate in the country. UTEP has a forced-turnover percentage of only 18.2 percent through 18 video games (ranking the Miners 255th amongst Department I teams).
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