UTEP (2-1) vs. Pacific (2-2)
Spanos Center, Stockton, California; Friday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: UTEP and Pacific both look to put winning streaks together . Each program is coming off of an easy home victory on Tuesday. Pacific earned a 65-46 win over Cal State-Stanislaus, while UTEP won easily 88-53 over Northern New Mexico.
SUPER SENIORS: UTEP’s Tydus Verhoeven, Souley Boum and Alfred Hollins have collectively scored 30 percent of all Miners points this season.JUMPING FOR JAMAL: Jamal Bieniemy has connected on 40 percent of the 20 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 8 for 20 over his last three games. He’s also converted 87.5 percent of his free throws this season.
DID YOU KNOW: The disruptive UTEP defense has forced opponents to turn the ball over on 31.2 percent of all possessions, the fourth-best rate in the country. Pacific has a forced-turnover percentage of only 17.3 percent through four games (ranking the Tigers 280th among Division I teams).
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