Colorado State vs Texas-El Paso

Colorado St. 56, UTEP 53

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Wes Eikmeier scored 16 points and Will Bell added 12 to lead Colorado State to a 56-53 victory against UTEP in the Sun Bowl Invitational on Wednesday night.

Pierce Hornung had eight points and eight rebounds for the Rams (8-4), who play Jacksonville State for the championship on Thursday. UTEP faces Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the consolation game.

Eikmeier's 3-pointer gave Colorado State a 56-50 lead with two minutes remaining. C.J. Cooper hit from behind the arc for the Miners (6-7) and had a potential game-tying 3-point shot with two seconds left, but it missed.

Gabriel McCulley scored 13 points for UTEP. Cooper added 11 points and Michael Perez 10.

The Rams have won six straight against the Miners, although the former Western Athletic Conference rivals had not met since 1998.

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Colorado State Rams
W. Bell, F326-100-141112
D. Green, G332-91-14115
W. Eikmeier, G287-80-026316
K. Sabas, G221-40-12032
D. Smith, G150-04-42144
P. Hornung282-34-58238
J. Carr191-10-01002
G. Smith182-72-23027
T. Williams50-00-00020
Totals 21-4211-1427111956
 50%78.6% 
Texas-El Paso Miners
J. Washburn, F342-50-12146
G. McCulley, F296-70-041213
J. Bohannon, C272-52-45036
J. Streeter, G370-22-41402
M. Perez, G352-95-632210
C. Cooper214-80-023211
C. Lang151-23-44025
J. Ragland20-10-00010
Totals 17-3912-1924111653
 43.6%63.2% 
Mountain West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
San Diego St16-228-1041
Fresno St.13-525-1066
Boise St.11-720-12101
Nevada10-824-14118
New Mexico10-817-15141
UNLV8-1018-15147
Colorado St.8-1018-16181
Utah St.7-1116-15153
Wyoming7-1114-18187
Air Force5-1314-18226
San Jose St.4-149-22301

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.13-123-11111
Grand Canyon11-327-792
Cal-Baker.11-324-9117
Seattle7-715-17287
Utah Valley6-812-18272
UMKC4-1012-19286
UT-Rio Grande Valley4-108-22337
Chicago St.0-144-28348
 
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Ohio St 87
SETON 49 Final
Syracuse 75
GTOWN 71 Final
Louisville 68
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Mich St 80
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CREI 65
LAM 64 Final
Kentucky 86
UConn 60 Final
S Florida 57
Miss St 52 Final
Baylor 54
CAR 75 Final
UNLV 124