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
Nevada5-216-430
Boise St.5-212-688
Fresno St.5-313-7124
New Mexico5-312-892
Colorado St.4-312-8173
San Diego St3-311-7102
Wyoming3-413-799
UNLV3-410-10195
San Jose St.2-59-9165
Utah St.2-59-10191
Air Force2-59-11217

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.5-018-259
Grand Canyon3-113-7177
Cal-Baker.3-112-7146
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-310-12291
UMKC2-39-12188
Seattle1-39-10299
Utah Valley1-38-10206
Chicago St.1-46-16250
 
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Ohio St 87
SETON 49 Final
Syracuse 75
GTOWN 71 Final
Louisville 68
Indiana 65 Final
Mich St 80
MOST 77 Final
CREI 65
LAM 64 Final
Kentucky 86
UConn 60 Final
S Florida 57
Miss St 52 Final
Baylor 54
CAR 75 Final
UNLV 124