Monday, December 31, 2018

Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational

Now in its 57th year, the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational is the oldest collegiate holiday basketball tournament in the country. The tournament is held annually at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center. The list of top-tier college basketball programs that have played in the Sun Bowl Invitational over the past half-century includes Georgetown, Maryland, Arizona and Florida.

The 2018 edition is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22.
Friday, Dec. 21
5 p.m. (MT) – TBD vs. TBD
7 p.m. (MT) – TBD vs. UTEP
Saturday, Dec. 22
5 p.m. (MT) – Consolation Game
7 p.m. (MT) – Championship Game

In 2009 the tournament was renamed to honor former UTEP head coach and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Don Haskins. “The Bear” coached at UTEP from 1961 to 1999, winning 719 games and making 14 postseason appearances. Haskins famously led the Miners to victory in the 1966 National Championship game over Adolph Rupp and the heavily favored Kentucky Wildcats.

All-Time Results & All-Tournament Teams
All-Time School Records

Events - Basketball Invitational

2016 Tournament Champion - Akron

2016 Tournament Champion - Akron

2017 Tournament Champion (NDSU) pictured with the Sun Bowl Basketball Committee and 2017-18 Sun Court

2017 Tournament Champion (NDSU) pictured with the Sun Bowl Basketball Committee and 2017-18 Sun Court

This tournament would not be possible without the help of WestStar Bank and UTEP.

This tournament would not be possible without the help of WestStar Bank and UTEP.