UTEP Edges Out Middle Tennessee 56-55 (Photo Gallery)

The UTEP Miners Women’s Basketball team held on to beat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 56-55 Saturday afternoon at the Don Haskins Center.

The Miners defense held the Blue Raiders to 10 points below their season average and they were lead by Elina Arike and Teal Battle, as both scored 13 points for the Miners. Avery Crouse had 9 points and Katia Gallegos scored 8 points.

This was the third game in a row that came down to the wire for the Miners. They beat Air Force in double overtime last week and they lost to UAB in overtime on Thursday.

With the win the Miners are now 9-3 overall and 1-1 in Conference USA play. They will travel to take on Louisiana Tech on Thursday night at 5:30 pm. You can listen to the game online or on the free UTEP Miners App.