MINERS
Ring in the Holidays With Basketball Doubleheader Saturday

Kayla Thornton


Kayla Thornton

Dec. 5, 2013

The UTEP men's and women's teams will take part in a rare basketball doubleheader this Saturday (Dec. 7) in the Don Haskins Center. The women will take on SMU at 4:30 p.m., with the men entertaining Sacramento State at 7 p.m.

One ticket price - as low as $8 - gives fans access to both games. The UTEP Ticket Center number is 747-5234.

In addition, the "Take a Kid to the Game" ticket special is in effect for this Saturday. Adults who purchase an adult ticket in the bronze, copper, gold and silver sections can receive one youth ticket (12 and under) in the same section for free.

The UTEP women have started 7-0 for only the third time in school history. All seven of the Miners' victories have come by double-digit margins. UTEP was one of 23 undefeated teams in Division I through December 4. The Miners are receiving votes in both national top-25 polls.

The UTEP men (4-4) are coming off a stretch of five consecutive games versus teams that participated in either the NCAA Tournament or NIT last season. The Miners will be home for nine of their next 10 games, including an exhibition versus Angelo State on Jan. 4.