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Thousands attend memorial for UTEP coach Haskins

Updated: September 12, 2008, 2:53 AM ET
Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- Thousands of people filled the Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus on Thursday night to remember the basketball coach in a memorial service that took on the atmosphere of a college game.

The arena's television screens showed a 1997 roast of Haskins, known to the basketball world as "The Bear" and to fans and players as simply "Coach," while a spotlight shone on the 1966 NCAA national championship banner.

The scoreboard was lit up with the final score of that game ...

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