Courtesy of UTEP athletics:

UTEP and NBA legend Tim Hardaway will return to El Paso and sign autographs following the Miners’ game versus Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, March 6.  Hardaway’s visit was made possible due to the generosity of GECU, a proud sponsor of the University of Texas at El Paso and UTEP Athletics.

“We are thrilled to bring the community a special opportunity to meet Tim Hardaway and support the amazing achievements he has accomplished throughout his career,” said Crystal Long, President and CEO of GECU.

Hardaway ranks first in school history in steals (262/2.1 spg), second in assists (563/4.5 apg) and fifth in points (1,586/12.8 ppg).  He led the Miners to four NCAA Tournaments (1986, 1987, 1988, 1989) and four Western Athletic Conference titles (two regular season, two tournament).  In 1989, he was the recipient of the Naismith Best Little Man Award and was chosen the WAC Player of the Year.  He was inducted into the UTEP Athletics Hall of Fame.  He is a member of the UTEP Basketball Centennial Team and his #10 jersey is retired.  Hardaway played 13 seasons in the NBA with Golden State, Miami, Dallas, Denver and Indiana and was a five-time All-Star.  He tallied 15,373 points (17.7 ppg), 7,095 assists (8.2 apg) and 1,428 steals (1.6 spg) in the NBA.

Hardaway will take part in an autograph session on the Haskins Center concourse following the game on March 6.  The autograph session will be open to the first 1,000 fans that line up following the conclusion of the game.  Hardaway will autograph one promo item (provided complimentary at the autograph table) and one personal item per fan.  In order to accommodate all 1,000 fans, he will not personalize items nor take photos with fans.

All seats in the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper sections are half-price for the game.  Gold prices  are $14 (regularly $28), Silver are $12 (regularly $24), Bronze are $10 (regularly $20) and Copper are $8 (regularly $16).  Upper reserved prices are $8.

Tickets are on sale at the UTEP Ticket Center (2901 North Mesa), or by calling (915) 747-5234.  Tickets are also available at the UTEP Eastside Ticket Center location (1452 N. Zaragoza Suite A-500) or at

UTEP men’s basketball season ticket holders can receive one (1) free ticket to the game by presenting their season ticket at the UTEP Ticket Center Mesa Street location.

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