COL BKB: Fresno State 61, Texas-El Paso 56

Cezar Guerrero registered 19 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, as the Fresno State Bulldogs outlasted the Texas-El Paso Miners, 61-56.

NCAA: Louisiana Tech 86, Charlotte 65

Michale Kyser scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down nine rebounds, as the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs crushed the Charlotte 49ers, 86-65.

NCAA: Southern Miss 64, Texas-El Paso 56

Aaron Brown tallied 18 points and seven rebounds to lift the fourth-seeded Southern Miss Golden Eagles to a 64-56 decision over the Texas-El Paso Miners.

Middle Tennessee moves to CUSA semifinals after taking out Old Dominion

Neiko Hunter netted a game-high 16 points to lead Middle Tennessee to the semifinals of the Conference USA Tournament with a 62-48 victory over Old Dominion.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane blows away Tulane

James Woodard dropped in 24 points as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane ran past the Tulane Green Wave 70-49 in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament at the Don Haskins Center.

NCAA: Charlotte 80, UAB 70

Denzel Ingram led five players in double figures with 18 points as the Charlotte 49ers topped the UAB Blazers 80-70.

NCAA: Texas-El Paso 77, East Carolina 68

Julian Washburn paced four teammates in double figures with 20 points, as the Texas-El Paso Miners downed the East Carolina Pirates, 77-68.

NCAA: Marshall 63, FAU 59

Chris Thomas scored 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the 14th-seeded Marshall Thundering Herd narrowly edged out the 11th-seeded Florida Atlantic Owls, 63-59, in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament at Don Haskins Center.

Floyd returns to UTEP as head coach

EL PASO, Texas, March 30 (UPI) -- Tim Floyd has been named the new men's basketball coach at Texas-El Paso, school officials said Tuesday.

Coaching pioneer Haskins dies at 78

EL PASO, Texas, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Hall of Fame Coach Don Haskins, who guided Texas Western College to the 1966 NCAA basketball title, died Sunday, the El Paso (Texas) Times reported. He was 78.

Ben Affleck out, Josh Lucas in

LOS ANGELES, July 14 (UPI) -- Josh Lucas is set to replace Ben Affleck in the sports-themed movie "Glory Road," Daily Variety reported Wednesday.

Former Texas Western star dead at 59

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bobby Joe Hill, the catalyst of Texas Western's historic national championship team in 1966, died Sunday night at age 59.

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A roundup of top sports stories

Former Texas Western star dead at 59

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Bobby Joe Hill, the catalyst of Texas Western's historic national championship team in 1966, died Sunday night at age 59.
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Don Haskins
Film director, producer Jerry Bruckhelmer arrives for the January 11, 2006 New York premiere of his film "Glory Road" which is based on basketball hall of fame coach Don Haskins. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Donald Lee Haskins, nicknamed "The Bear" (March 14, 1930 – September 7, 2008), was an American collegiate basketball coach and player. He played for three years under legendary coach Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University). He was the head coach at Texas Western College (renamed the University of Texas at El Paso in 1967) from 1961 to 1999, including the 1966 season when his team won the NCAA Tournament over the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky, coached by coaching great Adolph Rupp.

In his time at Texas Western, he compiled a 719–353 record, suffering only five losing seasons. He won 14 Western Athletic Conference championships, four WAC tournament titles, had fourteen NCAA tournament berths and made seven trips to the NIT. Haskins led UTEP to 17 20-plus win seasons and served as an assistant Olympic team coach in 1972.

He was enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1997 as a basketball coach. The 1966 team was nominated in its entirety to the Basketball Hall of Fame, and was inducted to the Hall on September 7, 2007.

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