EL PASO, Texas – The Sun Bowl Association and WestStar Bank are announcing the dates and times of the team arrivals for the teams playing in the 55th WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational.
Although the tournament starts on Wednesday, Dec. 21, teams begin arriving on Sunday, Dec. 18. Defending tournament champion UC Irvine lands in the Sun City, Sunday at 6:50 p.m. (MT). WestStar Bank and the Sun Bowl Association invite you to join in on the fun by showing the Anteaters a warm El Paso welcoming.
“It’d be amazing to get as many people out to welcome all the basketball teams,” said Executive Director of the Hyundai Sun Bowl Bernie Olivas. “We, the people of El Paso, are known for our hospitality and I encourage the community to get out to the airport to give our visitors a great welcoming.”
Akron is the second team arriving and gets to El Paso on Monday Dec. 19 at 2:25 p.m. (MT) while the third and final team, Maryland Eastern Shore lands, Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1:15 p.m. (MT).
The basketball tournament begins on Wednesday, Dec. 21 with UC Irvine facing Akron at 5 p.m. (MT). Maryland Eastern Shore faces UTEP at 7 p.m. (MT) on day one with all games being played in the Don Haskins Center.
The Consolation Game is set for 5 p.m. (MT) on Thursday with the Championship Game set for 7 p.m. (MT).
Team Arrival Schedule
UC Irvine – Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6:50 p.m. (MT)
Akron – Monday, Dec. 19 at 2:25 p.m. (MT)
Maryland Eastern Shore – Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1:15 p.m. (MT)
Tickets for the tournament are available at the Sun Bowl Association office at (915-533-4416 or 800-915-BOWL), the UTEP Ticket Center (915-747-5234) and TicketMaster outlets. Tickets can be reserved now by calling the Sun Bowl Association office. Tickets are also included in UTEP season ticket packages.
Four-Game, Two Night Package:
$40 (rows 1-34) and $20 (rows 35-39)
*$20 UTEP students, plus one guest at same price
Two-Game, One-Night Package:
$22 (rows 1-34) and $12 (rows 35-39)
*$12 UTEP students, plus one guest at same price
*Must purchase at the UTEP Ticket Center Only
Single Day Sales
-Single event sales (2-games, 1-night) will be offered beginning Tuesday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m.