On Saturday, Southern Methodist welcomes Texas-El Paso at Moody Coliseum. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. EST and you can see it on Time Warner Texas. The Mustangs fell to the Miners 63-54 on Jan. 19 and are 1-8 against them over the last four years.
Southern Methodist is in 11th place in the Conference USA, Texas-El Paso is in third place.
In a 71-65 win over Tulsa on Mar. 6, Nick Russell put up 19 points and five rebounds for the Mustangs. He leads the team with 4.3 assists per game and 1.4 steals per game. For the Miners, Julian Washburn put up 19 points in the 56-54 loss to Memphis on Mar. 5. His 11.7 points per game is the highest mark on the team.
StatSmack! Southern Methodist is better than Texas-El Paso
Southern Methodist has an average margin of victory of 8 over Texas-El Paso in 14 wins since 1982.
The Southern Methodist scoring leader (Nick Russell, 429 points) has more points than the Texas-El Paso scoring leader (Julian Washburn, 339 points).
Southern Methodist has a better record on the road than Texas-El Paso this season (6-7 vs. 3-7).
The Southern Methodist basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Texas-El Paso (92 percent vs. 73 percent).