What, when, where
UTEP looks to continue its undefeated start when it travels to Las Vegas to play in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout.
The Miners have 5 p.m. Mountain time tips Friday and Saturday against Seattle and Kansas. The games will be at the South Point Hotel Casino & Spa and will mark 4-0 UTEP's first games away from the Don Haskins Center.
Both will be aired on 600 ESPN El Paso and the UTEP Miners app.
Who are Seattle and Kansas?
The Redhawks of the WAC are off to a 2-2 start and coming off a four-point victory against Sacramento State. They were 11-14 last year. Seattle is balanced, with five players averaging between 6.8 and 12.3 points a game.
Courtney Murphy, a 6-foot senior guard from Australia, is the only player averaging in double figures at 12.3 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Like UTEP, Kansas is off to a 4-0 start, all home games, and its closest win was by 23 points against Omaha. The Jayhawks rank 22nd in the NCAA in scoring at 85.2 points a game and its average margin of victory of 28.2 points a game ranks 24.
They have three players averaging double figures, led by 5-7 guard Aniya Thomas at 14.8 points a game.
Kansas finished 7-18 overall and 3-15 in the Big 12 last season.
UTEP is likely going to be without starting center Elina Arike, who has an undisclosed injury. Brenda Fontana will be the likely new face in the starting lineup.
"We're pretty banged up, we'll use some different lineups and see how the kids play," coach Kevin Baker said. "This is something that can help us down the road."
Quoting the coach
"It's great going to play in a neutral site, in a city that will be fun for the kids and fun for our fans," Baker said. "It's fun to go somewhere on Thanksgiving. We have to play well against a scrappy Seattle team that has given people trouble and a power-five conference team in Kansas."
This article originally appeared on El Paso Times: UTEP women in Las Vegas South Point Shootout: What to know