The WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is the nation's oldest collegiate holiday basketball tournament. It is slated for December 22-23, 2012, at the Don Haskins Center. Teams participating are Nebraska, Central Michigan, Arkansas-Pine Bluff and UTEP. The schedule is:
Saturday, Dec. 22
5:00 p.m. Central Michigan vs. Nebraska
7:00 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. UTEP
Sunday, Dec. 23
5:00 p.m. Consolation Game
7:00 p.m. Championship Game
This year marks the 51st edition of the tournament.
The tournament was renamed in 2009 to honor the legendary Don Haskins, who is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He coached at UTEP from 1961 to 1999, winning an incredible 719 games and making 14 postseason appearances, including winning the 1966 NCAA Championship. During his 38 years on the bench, the Bear dominated the Sun Bowl Basketball Tournament, so it is only fitting it was renamed in his honor.
For ticket information please call the Sun Bowl Association at (915) 533-4416.