McKenzie Moore, Men's Basketball McKenzie Moore, just eligible at the semester break, continued his development by scoring 15 points and adding nine rebounds while making just one turnover in 29 minutes of action in an 77-59 exhibition game victory against Cameron on Dec. 28.
Kayla Thornton, Women's Basketball Kayla Thornton poured in a game-high 22 points while helping UTEP defend with tenacity in a 60-45 conquest of New Mexico on Dec. 20. Thornton did her damage both inside & out, hitting 4-of-8 from distance as part of an all-around scoring attack. The Miners grabbed a 7-0 lead in the game, capped by a triple from Thornton, and they would never relinquish that lead. UNM closed within five at the break before Thornton took over. UTEP opened the half on a 12-0 run, with Thornton tallying 10 of the points. She also added four rebounds in the game & was 6-of-8 from the free-throw line.