UTEP is one of the eight schools in the 12-game, bracketed in-season college basketball tournament featuring 2017 Final Four participant South Carolina (Southeastern), and post-season participants Boise State (Mountain West Conference), Illinois State (Missouri Valley), Iowa State (Big 12), Appalachian State (Sun Belt), Tulsa (American Athletic), and Western Michigan
UTEP Basketball 2017-18 Season Tickets are now on sale. Miner hoops fans can get on board for an action-packed campaign with Omega Harris, Matt Willms and the Miner men, or the UTEP women under the direction of first-year head coach Kevin Baker.
Fans who renew their season tickets (men’s or women’s) by Aug. 4 will be entered into a drawing to win one of four fabulous prizes. The earlier the renewal, the greater the opportunity to win! Payment plans are available.
The UTEP men return five of their top six scorers from last year’s squad that charged to a 13-4 record in its last 17 games and tied for third place in Conference USA. Buoyed by the addition of a top-flight recruiting class, the Miners are looking to contend for the league title in 2017-18. UTEP will feature a potent inside-outside combination in seniors Harris (17.0 ppg), a 1,000-point scorer, and Willms, who ranks ninth in school history with 98 blocked shots.
The Miners’ non-conference home schedule features matchups with arch-rivals NM State and New Mexico, as well as Pac-12 squad Washington State.
With the third-best winning percentage among all schools in the state of Texas since 2007, the UTEP women’s program has established itself as a proven winner. The task on continuing that run of success now falls on Baker, who was announced as the eighth head coach in program history on April 24.
Baker has an outstanding track record, setting school records for wins at every stop of his career. He is an eight-time coach of the year. Baker has a combined college coaching record 122-30, including 50-14 in two seasons (2015-17) at Angelo State University. Overall he is 344-131, which included 10 years as a high school head coach at four schools in Texas.
Raise the Pick
“Raise the Pick’ is a MAC initiative focused on generating the necessary financial support to provide UTEP student-athletes a first-class athletic and academic experience.
Three ways YOU can “Raise the Pick”:
- Current season ticket holders can add to the donation portion of their season ticket.
- As a suggestion, your donation increase could be 10%/20%/30% that you can add towards your invoice.
- New donors donating this year towards student-athlete scholarships. (Minimum $100).
- Refer a friend to join the MAC for the first time. (Minimum $100).
By joining the “Raise the Pick” initiative you will receive a special invite to the “Raise the Pick” appreciation pre-game basketball dinner in the Larry K. Durham Center. [Date TBD]
For any questions or more information please call the Season Ticket Office at 747-6150 or go online.