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UTEP gives out free tickets to WNIT Championship game

By: Ruben Veloz
Photo courtesy of UTEP Women's Basketball Facebook

EL PASO, Texas - The UTEP women's basketball game between them and Rutgers Scarlet Knights may be sold out, but some lucky UTEP students will still be able to get some tickets for free.

The University is giving away 250 tickets to the first number of students who can get their hands on one after the University received a generous donation from the Residence Hall Association.  

The UTEP Miners Athletic Association broke the news on their Twitter page Thursday, saying the first 150 students to present their miner gold card would be able to go to Saturday's home game at the Don Haskins Center.
As KFOX14 reported tickets for Saturday's WNIT championship game sold out within two hours, after the lady Miners beat South Dakota State on Wednesday.

According to UTEP athletics, it was the fastest sellout in WNIT history.

Students who want their hands on those tickets were told to line up outside the Office of Student life (Union West 105,) beginning at 5 a.m. Friday morning.

The tweet said staff will hand the tickets out at 8 a.m. to the first 150 students who get in line.  

There is a catch though; the will only give out 1 ticket per student.

If you aren't a student there is still a chance you might be able to get your hands on some tickets before the game.
KFOX14 did a quick search on Craigslist, where $15 tickets were being sold for $50 dollars.

One seller posted a bid on eBay for tickets which are going for $100 or to the highest bidder.  

If you aren't able to make it to the Don Haskins center on Saturday to watch the game, you can still watch it in the comfort of your own home.

The championship game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network and on the radio on 1150AM in El Paso.

Gates open at 11 am, and tip of starts at 1 p.m.

For more information about the game and what fans can and can't bring to the Don Haskins Center, click here.