UTEP Miners vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Prediction, 2/19/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UTEP Miners vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2022
Location: Reed Green Coliseum in Hattiesburg, MS
Reed Green Coliseum is where the Southern Miss Golden Eagles (6-18) will go up against the UTEP Miners (14-10) on Saturday.
The UTEP Miners took the court against Marshall and ended up losing by a score of 88-79 in their last game. In relation to personal fouls, the Miners left the arena with 18 while Marshall totaled 17 personal fouls. They also converted 11 of their 22 tries from three-point range. Marshall finished 65.2% at the free throw line by burying 15 of their 23 tries. Furthermore, Marshall totaled 31 rebounds (5 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Marshall earned 24 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. In the matter of defense, UTEP allowed 56.4% from the field on 31 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 11 assists in this contest in addition to creating 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they collected a total of 27 with 4 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Miners knocked down 20 of 23 shots for a rate of 87.0%. UTEP wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.8% FG percentage (27 of 59) and made 5 of their 23 three-point attempts.
Souley Boum is someone who was a major factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 68.8% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. He played 38 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. He accounted for 32 points on 11 out of 16 shooting.
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UTEP enters this contest with a record of 14-10 on the season. They are averaging 69.1 pts per game (235th in the country) while going 42.4% from the field. The Miners are hitting 35.3% on 3-pointers (188 of 533) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. As a team, UTEP is grabbing 32.2 boards per game and has totaled 294 dimes so far this year, which is 250th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 12.0 times per contest and as a unit are committing 18.2 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Miners have forced 15.3 turnovers every game while drawing 15.6 fouls. They give up 33.9% from beyond the arc and they rank 96th in D-1 in points per game allowed (66.2). The Miners defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 44.3% (564 of 1,273) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per game as a unit. They rank 93rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 285 relinquished this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Southern Miss Golden Eagles walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 87-77 when they faced Western Kentucky. The Golden Eagles corralled 21 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards totaling 36 for this game. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. Western Kentucky committed 11 personal fouls for this game which got the Golden Eagles to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a percentage of 90.0%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Southern Miss converted 8 out of 20 attempts (40.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Golden Eagles shot 30 out of 66 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.5%. The Golden Eagles permitted Western Kentucky to convert 27 of 54 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 50.0% for the game. They finished 52.0% from beyond the perimeter by going 13 out of 25 and ended up going 20 of 23 at the free throw line (87.0%). In reference to team rebounding, Southern Miss permitted Western Kentucky to snag 27 in total (6 on the offensive side).
Isaih Moore was important for the Golden Eagles for this game. He earned 25 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and added 2 assists for this contest. He knocked down 9 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 56.3%, and had 12 rebounds.
Southern Miss has a record of 6-18 on the campaign. As an offense, the Golden Eagles are shooting 42.7% from the field, which ranks them 259th in college basketball. Southern Miss has accounted for 1,523 pts for the campaign (63.5 per game) and they pull in 33.8 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 12.4 times per game (230th in the country) and they are giving up possession 13.5 times per contest. The Golden Eagles are committing 15.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 69.5% from the charity stripe.
The Golden Eagles on the defensive side of the court are 284th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 73.0. They are able to force 11.7 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 44.3% from the field (252nd in Division 1). The Southern Miss defense allows 36.1% on shots from distance (224 of 621) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 14.8 assists and 36.1 boards per contest, which has them ranked 317th and 266th in the country.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take UTEP
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