UTEP Basketball to Hold Orange and White Scrimmage Saturday

Monday, October 22, 2012 - 9:31pm

Fans can catch the UTEP men’s basketball team in action for the first time this season on Saturday (Oct. 27) at the Orange & White scrimmage. The free event starts at 7 pm in the Don Haskins Center.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

The Orange & White scrimmage will feature 20-minute halves. The defending Conference USA Champion Miner women’s basketball team will be introduced during the 15-minute halftime.

Last year, eight players scored in double figures as the Orange beat the White, 73-70, in the first edition of the event.

The UTEP men return six letterwinners from last year’s squad that posted 15 wins in a rebuilding year and defeated the top three teams in C-USA. Saturday’s scrimmage also presents fans with the first opportunity to see newcomers Twymond Howard, Konner Tucker and Chris Washburn.

Season tickets, starting at just $160, are on sale now by calling 747-6150. The Miners' home schedule includes matchups with UNLV, Oregon, Memphis, New Mexico State, Nebraska, Oral Roberts, Marshall, UCF and Houston.

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