2009–10 UTEP Miners basketball team

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2009–10 UTEP Miners men's basketball
UTEP Miners wordmark.png
C-USA Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Conference USA
Ranking
Coaches No. 25
2009–10 record 26–7 (15–1 C-USA)
Head coach Tony Barbee
Assistant coach Randall Dickey
Assistant coach Tony Madlock
Assistant coach Milt Wagner
Home arena Don Haskins Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Memphis 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
UAB 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Marshall 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Southern Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Houston 7 9   .438     19 16   .543
SMU 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
UCF 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
East Carolina 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tulane 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
Rice 1 15   .063     8 23   .258
2010 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 UTEP Miners men's basketball team represented the University of Texas at El Paso in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Tony Barbee's fourth season at UTEP. The Miners competed in Conference USA and played their home games at the Don Haskins Center. They finished the season 26–7, 15–1 in CUSA play to win the regular season championship. They advanced to the championship game of the 2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament before losing to Houston. They received and at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 12 seed in the west region, where they would lose to 5 seed and AP #11 Butler in the first round.

Roster[edit]

Source[1]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
1 Arnett Moultrie 6'11" 225 F So. Memphis, TN, U.S. Raleigh-Egypt HS
2 Tyler Tafoya 6'3" 160 G Fr. El Paso, TX, U.S. El Paso HS
3 Randy Culpepper 6'0" 165 G Jr. Memphis, TN, U.S. Sheffield HS
4 Derrick Caracter 6'8" 275 F Jr. Fanwood, NJ, U.S. Notre Dame Prep
Louisville
5 Julyan Stone 6'6" 195 G Jr. Goleta, CA, U.S. Dos Pueblos HS
10 Yaw Mensa 6'0" 170 G Fr. Houston, TX, U.S. Thurgood Marshall HS
11 Myron Strong 6'2" 185 G Jr. Memphis, TN, U.S. Hamilton HS
Southwest Tennessee CC
13 Wayne Portalatin 6'10" 240 C Jr. Allentown, PA, U.S. The Patterson School
20 Isaac Gordon 6'5" 210 G Jr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Price HS
Mercer
23 Gabriel McCulley 6'7" 225 G/F Jr. Memphis, TN, U.S. Craigmont HS
31 Eric Muñoz 6'7" 200 F Jr. El Paso, TX, U.S. Eastwood HS
32 Claude Britten 6'11" 270 C Jr. Baton Rouge, LA, U.S. Genesis One Christian
34 Jeremy Williams 6'7" 215 F Jr. Memphis, TN, U.S. Hamilton HS
Southwest Tennessee CC
41 Christian Polk 6'3" 200 G Jr. Glendale, AZ, U.S. Deer Valley HS
Arizona State

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[2]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/7/2009*
7:05pm
New Mexico Highlands W 80–55 
Don Haskins Center (6,429)
El Paso, TX
12/5/2009*
7:05pm
University of the Southwest W 91–51 
Don Haskins Center (6,866)
El Paso, TX
Regular Season
11/13/2009*
7:05pm
Texas Southern W 89–70  1–0
Don Haskins Center (6,825)
El Paso, TX
11/18/2009*
7:05pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 70–52  2–0
Don Haskins Center (7,105)
El Paso, TX
11/21/2009*
7:05pm
Arkansas State W 82–56  3–0
Don Haskins Center (6,806)
El Paso, TX
11/25/2009*
7:05pm
North Carolina A&T W 81–66  4–0
Don Haskins Center (7,631)
El Paso, TX
12/1/2009*
7:00pm
at New Mexico State W 79–58  5–0
Pan American Center (7,195)
Las Cruces, NM
12/13/2009*
7:05pm
New Mexico State L 87–80  5–1
Don Haskins Center (10,459)
El Paso, TX
12/16/2009*
6:00pm
vs. No. 20 Mississippi L 91–81 OT 5–2
DeSoto Civic Center (2,171)
Southaven, MS
12/19/2009*
1:00pm
Alcorn State W 101–41  6–2
Don Haskins Center (5,974)
El Paso, TX
12/21/2009*
4:30pm, ESPN2
vs. Oklahoma
All-College Classic
W 89–74  7–2
Ford Center (NA)
Oklahoma City, OK
12/28/2009*
7:00pm
Norfolk State
Sun Bowl Invitational
W 93–56  8–2
Don Haskins Center (6,212)
El Paso, TX
12/29/2009*
7:30pm
Air Force
Sun Bowl Invitational
W 58–47  9–2
Don Haskins Center (8,010)
El Paso, TX
1/3/2010*
7:00pm
at No. 20 Texas Tech L 86–78  9–3
United Spirit Arena (8,029)
Lubbock, TX
1/6/2010
7:05pm
SMU W 49–45  10–3 (1–0)
Don Haskins Center (6,852)
El Paso, TX
1/9/2010*
7:00pm, CBSCS
No. 25 BYU L 83–77  10–4
Don Haskins Center (8,687)
El Paso, TX
1/13/2010
6:00pm
at Houston L 75–65  10–5 (1–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion (2,862)
Houston, TX
1/16/2010
7:05pm
Southern Mississippi W 56–49  11–5 (2–1)
Don Haskins Center (6,632)
El Paso, TX
1/20/2010
6:00pm, CBSCS
at Memphis W 72–67  12–5 (3–1)
FedEx Forum (16,709)
Memphis, TN
1/23/2010
3:00pm
at Central Florida W 96–59  13–5 (4–1)
UCF Arena (6,413)
Orlando, FL
1/27/2010
7:05pm
Tulane W 84–71  14–5 (5–1)
Don Haskins Center (7,768)
El Paso, TX
1/30/2010
6:00pm, KVIA
at No. 25 UAB W 74–65 2OT 15–5 (6–1)
Bartow Arena (8,533)
Birmingham, AL
2/3/2010
7:05pm, CBSCS
Houston W 65–58  16–5 (7–1)
Don Haskins Center (10,595)
El Paso, TX
2/6/2010
7:00pm, ESPN2
Tulsa W 73–59  17–5 (8–1)
Don Haskins Center (12,092)
El Paso, TX
2/10/2010
6:00pm, MetroSports SW
at SMU W 62–51  18–5 (9–1)
Moody Coliseum (2,965)
Dallas, TX
2/13/2010
7:05pm
East Carolina W 100–76  19–5 (10–1)
Don Haskins Center (11,794)
El Paso, TX
2/20/2010
6:00pm, CBSCS
at Tulsa W 78–70  20–5 (11–1)
Reynolds Center (5,837)
Tulsa, OK
2/24/2010
6:00pm, MetroSports SW
at Southern Mississippi W 59–56  21–5 (12–1)
Reed Green Coliseum (3,326)
Hattiesburg, MS
2/27/2010
7:05pm
Rice W 78–64  22–5 (13–1)
Don Haskins Center (12,190)
El Paso, TX
3/2/2010
5:00pm
No. 24 at Marshall W 80–76  23–5 (14–1)
Cam Henderson Center (7,894)
Huntington, WV
3/6/2010
7:05pm
No. 24 UAB W 52–50  24–5 (15–1)
Don Haskins Center (12,222)
El Paso, TX
2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
3/11/10
8:00pm
No. 25 vs. Central Florida
Quarterfinals
W 76–54  25–5
BOK Center (8,130)
Tulsa, OK
3/12/10
3:00pm, CBSCS
No. 25 vs. Tulsa
Semifinals
W 75–61  26–5
BOK Center (NA)
Tulsa, OK
3/13/10
10:30am, CBS
No. 25 vs. Houston
Final
L 81–73  26–6
BOK Center (8,476)
Tulsa, OK
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
3/18/2010*
2:45pm, CBS
vs. No. 11 Butler
First round
L 77–59  26–7
HP Pavilion (12,712)
San Jose, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://utepathletics.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/utep-m-baskbl-mtt.html
  2. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". Archived from the original on 13 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-11.