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I have to say I didn't expect to see UTEP turn on the gas with almost every player on the team. So we played a Division III team last night in Louisiana College. This was not a very good team compared to the exhibition games we played last week. LA College was a team of guards and small forwards. They were fast and moved the ball a lot. That being said, our guards kept that team on a tight leash. Artis almost had a triple double, Omega easily scores 24 points, and even Barrett had two 3 pointers and about 8 assists. Willms showed up to play, but when you are playing another team that is not thick and the tallest kid is 6'6", you are going to dominate the boards and the paint. Thomas & Jones both got in foul trouble early, but we expected it when bigs have to guard down. Our biggest problem is turning the ball over and our guards are mostly to blame. I would have to say that my favorite part of the game is when CTF played Flaggert, Jones, Barnes, Cameron, & Barrett for about 5min. Not only did they hold, but they outscored the opponent. That says a lot for a JR and 4 Freshmen. The things we have improved upon compared to last year are free throws, more assists, & making the easy under the basket shots. Super StudsArtis- One of the top 25 PG in the country (my opinion)Omega- The kid made the fewest mistakes, fasted kid on a court, & scored the most Barrett- Proud to say this is our starting PG for the next 3yrs. This kid played well against other guardsWinn- The hardest worker on the court. Willms- The short time he played he was very efficient. He played against a very small team and adjusted his speed to keep up.Need more timeThomas- The kid is really improving, but his game was thrown off, because we played a VERY small team. Jones- Didn't have Willms smarts to take advantage of smaller players.Flaggert- The kid is good on D, but needs to learn how to get open for the jumper. He is deadly from beyond the arc.Touchet- the kid is very confident, but needs to protect the rock better & needs to hit his jumpers with frequencyBarnes- I like him more and more. He plays very relaxed, but was open for jumpers a few times and drove instead of shot.Cameron- Great defender and his offense is improving. He hit a 3 in the game. He needs to drive & show that athleticism. Venegas- played a little and was busy, but not really productiveMoore- I don't remember seeing him in the game at all. This kid may be a red shirt. It will be interesting to see how the Miners transition next week with Wake Forrest. CTF has played Danny Manning a few times when he was with Tulsa and knows how he plays. Our guard play will be as good as if not better, but unless Willms plays more minutes, they will have the advantage with the big men.