Women’s B-ball team preparing for season
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 13:05
We’re very excited for the season to get underway. There was a great buzz on campus and in the community last year, and it would be great to carry that over into this year. We are going to work very hard to put out a good product and hope that our fans really get behind our team.
We have high expectations for the season. We want to hang banners in the Don Haskins Center. That is what you are always shooting for but right now what we are trying to do is just take pride in how we play basketball every day. How we practice in the gym when nobody is watching is very important.
It’s going to be key that we get better throughout the season so that by the time it is late February and early March, we are ready for the challenges.
There is a huge responsibility on our returnees. We’ve put a lot on their shoulders. It’s going to be very important for them to produce. They are going to have to bring it every day and show our newcomers how this thing works. They are doing a good job with it so far.
The thing that really excites me about our returnees is that they have a lot of experience. They have played in the NCAA Tournament, they’ve played against big competition. That experience will help us. With the newcomers, it’s just a matter of time of putting them in and getting them to mix together.
While we’re excited, we still have so much work to do. We need to focus on our weaknesses to get better.
We hope that our fans, the students, the community are wound up along with us. We have a good schedule that will have a lot of home games early on, and we want our fans to be a part of it. It will be a very competitive and challenging schedule. Our fans can make a big difference in games.
Hope to see everyone out at the Haskins Center, and Go Miners!
Keitha Adams is the head coach of the UTEP women’s basketball team.