POSTED: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 5:31pm
UPDATED: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 10:32pm
Streaking UTEP will take on white-hot Tulane with all fans who wear pink getting in free at 1 p.m. MST at the Don Haskins Center Sunday. The Miners (21-2, 10-0 C-USA) are riding their third-longest win streak in program history (11), having downed Marshall, 64-56, last time out on Feb. 9. The Green Wave (18-5, 7-3) have peeled off six straight double-digit victories, with the Miners serving as the last team to defeat them. The game will be streamed on Miner TV through UTEPAthletics.com (subscription required). Fans can get live updates through following the team’s official Twitter feed (@UTEPWBB).
More On The Promotions
Sunday’s tilt vs. Tulane will be the Pink Zone game as part of “Breast Cancer Awareness Day,” and all fans who wear pink will get in free. There will also be in-game pink prizes, and a free post-game basketball clinic.
Best Fan Support In C-USA
The Miners are blowing away the rest of the league for attendance. UTEP paces it in overall average attendance (1,955), with ECU (1,402) more than 500 back. It is also doing so in C-USA-only contests. The Miners are drawing (3,291) since the onset of league action, with Memphis (1,810) more than 1300 behind.
Piling Up The Fans
UTEP has drawn better than 2,000 fans in six of the past seven contests and single-season school-record eight times overall (prior standard, six, 2007-08).
Another Note Of That Nature
For the first time since the 2007-08 season (achieved twice), the Miners have drawn better than 4,000 fans in consecutive contests.
Chance To Make Some Attendance History
UTEP has never played in front of 4,000-plus fans in three straight games since the program’s inception for the 1974-75 season.
Big Crowds All The Rage In Adams Era
Seven of the 10 biggest crowds in program history (excluding double headers) have come during the Keitha Adams era. The Miners are undefeated in those tilts. The entire list is below, with bold denoting the Adams era.
No. Crowd Foe Score Date
1. 7,255 SMU W, 76-63 2/28/08
2. 7,212 Memphis W, 80-58 2/10/07
3. 7,103 BYU L, 57-61 2/22/93
4. 7,003 ECU W, 81-53 2/10/08
5. 5,513 Houston W, 80-55 2/14/08
6. 5,093 Tulsa W, 65-50 3/1/08
7. 4,682 UNLV W, 73-58 2/10/98
8 4,167 Marshall W, 64-58 2/9/12
9. 4,069 TCU W, 79-76 2/22/01
10. 4,029 UCF W, 67-38 1/29/12
Two Of The Top Statistical Teams In C-USA
The Miners are first (six) or second (four) in 10 of the major team statistical categories amongst Conference USA squads. The Green Wave is amongst the top four in 11 areas including checking in second once & third eight times.