UTEP dismisses three NCAAB players for sports betting

Jan 7, 2014 |
UTEP guard McKenzie Moore and two teammates were dismissed for gambling.
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UTEP guard McKenzie Moore and two teammates were dismissed for gambling.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
Three basketball players from the University of Texas-El Paso have been kicked off the team for betting on sports, the school announced Tuesday.

Head coach Tim Floyd suspended two players - leading scorer McKenzie Moore and Jalen Ragland - back on Dec. 28, with the third player, Justin Crosgile, implicated Monday. All three players received an automatic one-year suspension and will also lose a year of eligibility, effectively ending the players their NCAA basketball careers.

Floyd does not suspect any point shaving from his former players.

Per a USA Today report:



UTEP officials said they were informed last month that Moore and Ragland may have gambled on sporting events. Ricardo Adauto, the school's executive vice president of legal affairs, said the school reported the information to the local FBI office.

Moore, a junior, was scoring 13.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the 10-5 (7-2 ATS) Miners. Ragland averaged 3.7 points, and Crosgile averaged 5.4 points.

The Miners next play on Thursday were the host Charlotte.
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