UTEP will challenge Denver in a match-up of unbeaten teams at 4:05 p.m. MST at the Don Haskins Center Saturday. The Miners (4-0) derailed UTPA, 62-51, on Nov. 22 to move to 3-0 at home on the year while the Pioneers (4-0) bested Colorado State 64-61 on Nov. 23. DU is 1-0 on the road, with a 54-52 defeat of Air Force on Nov. 17.
We Meet Again
Saturday’s match-up is the fourth all time between the programs, with the Miners holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. Denver picked up its first win in the series, 72-63, at home last year (12/22/10). Previously UTEP won a pair of meetings the 2002-03 season, downing the Pioneers, 65-49, on the road on (11/22/02) before besting them 83-75 at home (12/28/02).
The game against Denver is a part of a doubleheader, with fans receiving free admission by purchasing a ticket for the men’s basketball team contest against Stephen F. Austin (7:05 p.m. MST). For information on tickets, please call (915) 747-5234.
Matching The Top Start To Adams Era
UTEP has bolted out of the gates at 4-0, to equal the best start in the Keitha Adams era. The Miners also were 4-0 in 2006-07. Overall it ties as the second-longest winning streak to christen a campaign, with the 1998-99 squad also forging a record of 4-0. The school standard for most wins to start a season was set by the 1996-97 team, which notched seven straight wins.
Following The Miners In 2011-12
Video and audio for every home game for the Miners on the year will be available through Miner TV on UTEPAthletics.com (subscription-based). All of the road contests on the season for UTEP will be broadcast on Talk Radio 1150 AM.
Staying Up Through Social Media
To keep up with the very latest on the program, LIKE the team’s page on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/UTEPWomensBasketball ) and follow the official team Twitter Feed (www.twitter.com/UTEPWBB ). Additionally, connect with head coach Keitha Adams by following her on Twitter, @UTEPWBasketball.
Get Your Tickets Now
Season tickets for the 2011-12 campaign remain on sale, with $50 guaranteeing individuals a reserved floor seat. To purchase season tickets (while seats remain) please call (915) 747-6150. Individual tickets ($7 adults, $3 kids) are also on sale for all contests by calling (915) 747-5234.
UTEP is teaming up with Sonic for a ticket giveaway for the game against I-10 rival New Mexico State at 7:05 p.m. MST at the Don Haskins Center on Tuesday, Nov. 29. All fans that go to their local Sonic in El Paso and make any purchase will receive one voucher that can be used to get in free to the contest. The vouchers became available on Nov. 22 and will be distributed up until game day. The game will be one of three “Grand Prize Giveaway Nights,” scheduled for the 2011-12 season. Fans will have the chance to put in a ticket into the random drawing in which they could win the grand prize-an iPad2- or one of several other premium items (i.e. gift cards, autographed jerseys and much more).