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UTEP Basketball: Souley Boum embraces sixth-man role for Miners ahead of Middle Tennessee

Souley Boum emerges as scorer for UTEP men's basketball Wochit

As the calendar turned to January and the UTEP men's basketball team began tinkering with its lineup looking for more answers, Souley Boum was given two seemingly contradictory directions.

The Miners needed him to give up his starting guard role for a bench one and they needed him to score more. They needed their sophomore transfer to unselfishly accept a role many would see as a demotion and they needed him to have the ball in his hands more when he was on the court.

Whether those two directives were connected or not, it's an example of a plan that has come together.