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UTEP's Willms Named Conference USA Freshman of the Week

Willms blocked four shots in Saturday's win over Loyola (New Orleans).


Willms blocked four shots in Saturday's win over Loyola (New Orleans).

Nov. 11, 2013

UTEP 7-1 freshman center Matt Willms was named the first Conference USA Freshman of the Week for the 2013-14 season on Monday.

Willms had a sensational debut for the Miners, totaling 20 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals in 24 minutes of an 84-49 win over Loyola (New Orleans) on Nov. 9. The Leamington, Ontario, Canada native scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half. Willms finished 8-for-13 from the field (7-for-9 in the second half) and 4-for-4 at the line.

The Miners will play at I-10 rival NM State on Friday (7 p.m.), and host West Alabama on Sunday at 3 p.m.

 

 

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