Utah (17-14) at UTEP (19-13)

DON HASKINS CENTER

TODAY 7 p.m. (MDT) TV: none

Radio: 700AM

The rundown

• KEY MATCHUP: Lawrence Borha vs. Stefon Jackson. The Utes' best stopper will need to slow down Jackson, the 7th best scorer in the country.

• FAST FACT: The Utes and Miners met twice a year for 30 years from 1970 to 1999. Utah holds a 34-31 series edge.

• PLAYER TO WATCH: Utah's Luke Nevill. Against a lineup with no center, he has the chance to dominate.

Probable starters

C. BROWN ... T. WATTS

(4.2 ppg 3.2 rpg) ... (6.7 ppg 4.2 rpg)

S. GREEN ... J. STONE

(7.6 ppg 5.0 rpg) ... (2.8 ppg 3.9 rpg)

K. TILLIE ... V. RAMALHO

(5.4 ppg 4.2 rpg) ... (6.0 ppg 4.7 rpg)

L. DRCA ... M. KILGORE

(5.1 ppg 3.9 apg) ... (12.9 ppg 4.5 rpg)

L. BORHA ... S. JACKSON

(7.7 ppg 2.5 rpg) ... (23.7 ppg 5.6 rpg)