It has been six years since UTEP last sold out a men's basketball home game. At that time, the Miners were hosting Western Kentucky ands the university was celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the TWC National Championship team. This time, UTEP head coach Joe Golding hopes that fans will pack the Don on November 12th for the first of potentially three meetings against I-10 rival New Mexico State.

"We are excited about tipping off our home schedule against NM State for the first time in 24 years," Golding said in the official team release. "The Battle of I-10 means so much to this community, and selling out the Haskins Center would mean so much for our players and our program."

UTEP had the same initiative for their football home opener against North Texas on August 27th, and they sold out that game for the first time since Texas came to the Sun Bowl in 2008. Now, the athletic department is hopeful that 11,892 fans will fill the DHC to watch the Miners battle the Aggies.

So far, things are off to a good start. Over 6,100 tickets have been issued for the game. As we get closer to tipoff, there will most likely be a healthy number of Aggies fans in attendance, since they will be getting their first look at new head coach Greg Heiar and his NM State squad. UTEP also did a terrific job selling group tickets for the football game against North Texas, and I would not be surprised if they follow the same formula for the home opener with the Aggies.

In conjunction with the Miners' '915 Campaign,' UTEP Men’s Basketball season tickets start at just $91.50. Fans can also get into any of UTEP's home games this season starting at just $9.15. Fans can also purchase tickets by visiting, or by calling (915) 747-UTEP.

UTEP has also provided fans with a direct link for tickets to the home opener versus NM State:

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