Five things to know about Murray State vs. UTEP in the NIT


UTEP and Murray State have had three common opponents this season Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky and Xavier. UTEP is 2-2 versus those teams, splitting games versus MTSU at home (won 83-70) and at the C-USA Championship in Birmingham (lost 53-50), losing at Western Kentucky (71-66 in overtime) and beating Xavier in the Wooden Legacy at Fullerton, Calif. (77-73). Murray State is 2-1 versus those squads, winning at Middle Tennessee (68-49) and beating Western Kentucky at home (93-81), while losing at Xavier (89-62) in non-conference play.