UTEP Miners to Battle LA Tech in C-USA Opener Dec. 17

 For the first time ever, the UTEP men’s basketball team will tip off Conference USA play before Christmas! The Miners will square off against LA Tech on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 pm in the Don Haskins Center. 

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Santa Claus will make an appearance in the arena, plus the game will offer more holiday surprises for fans.

UTEP Athletics is partnering with various youth serving organizations in the ‘915’ as part of the Holiday Hoops game. For just $32, fans can purchase four tickets to the game to provide vulnerable children and youth of our community with a fun and enriching experience. UTEP Athletics will match every purchase, doubling the impact of each contribution received. Tickets will be donated to the BOOST Network, a division of the United Way of El Paso County that works with organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, Boy Scouts of America, and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest.

Fans that support the “Holiday Hoops” initiative will have their names displayed on the video board during the game on Dec. 17.

To take part in the “Holiday Hoops” program, fans can visit www.UTEPMiners.com/holidayhoops.

In addition, the Miners are collecting toys for the Child Crisis Center of El Paso. Any fan that donates a toy can buy a ticket to the game at the special group rate, starting at just $8. Fans can bring toys to the Eisenberg Family Ticket Center, located at the Brumbelow Building next to the Don Haskins Center, or to the East side Haskins Center ticket window on the day of the game.

Both UTEP and LA Tech are off to 6-2 starts in the non-conference portion of their 2022-23 schedules.

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