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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Scoreboard
Colorado State (8-4) «272956
Texas-El Paso (6-7)292453

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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
Nevada14-428-729
Colorado St.13-524-1266
Boise St.12-620-1272
Fresno St.11-720-1376
New Mexico10-817-1486
San Diego St9-919-1498
Wyoming8-1023-15152
San Jose St.7-1114-16191
Utah St.7-1114-17181
Air Force4-1412-21251
UNLV4-1411-21241

Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Cal-Baker.12-225-1075
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
UMKC8-618-17184
Utah Valley6-817-17205
Seattle5-913-17280
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317
 
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Nwstern 54 Final
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