Pirates Gearing Up For Long Trip To UTEP

Talk about your road trips. East Carolina goes to Texas-El Paso for a Conference USA matchup. The trip is the longest in the league.

It's also the most mysterious trip of the year for the Pirates. They've never played the Miners before. Coach Skip Holtz says he can't use film to see how his team will match up. He says the Pirates can only develop a game plan against their scheme.

The Pirates and the Miners enter this weekend's game with momentum.

ECU took the conference's East Division lead from Central Florida by winning a 52-38 shootout against the Knights last weekend. Texas-El Paso leads the West after scoring at least 48 points in three straight victories and is 12-0 under Mike Price when scoring at least 40.