Jacksonville State vs Colorado State

Colorado St. 79, Jacksonville St. 56

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Wes Eikmeier scored 25 points and Colorado State shot 60 percent to beat Jacksonville State 79-56 on Thursday night and win the Sun Bowl Invitational championship.

Dwight Smith made all five shots he took, including a 3-pointer, and scored 15 points for the Rams (9-4), who sank 27 of 45.

Will Bell added 12 points and Pierce Hornung 12 rebounds as Colorado State won its fourth in a row.

Tarvin Gaines scored 15 points and Stephen Hall 13 for the Gamecocks (5-9), who had won two straight.

The Rams used an early 8-0 run to go ahead 12-7, and Eikmeier's fast-break layup extended the gap to 36-26 at intermission.

Jacksonville State started quickly in the second half, rallying within 37-33. But Eikmeier scored six straight Rams points before Greg Smith's basket put Colorado State up 45-34 with 14:30 left.

The Gamecocks were doomed by 32 percent shooting (17 of 53).

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks
S. Hall, F274-104-680313
N. Cook, F160-41-44041
B. Williams, G362-110-04225
M. Leggett, G260-30-03200
R. Boggs, G232-52-33156
T. Gaines255-94-430315
D. Rackley220-35-91505
F. Bougher81-20-00013
R. Mafra82-20-10034
D. Waiters51-30-02012
G. White40-12-20012
Totals 17-5318-2931102356
 32.1%62.1% 
Colorado State Rams
W. Bell, F225-82-310412
W. Eikmeier, G337-1410-1212025
D. Green, G312-61-22325
K. Sabas, G230-04-43234
D. Smith, G215-54-511115
J. Carr262-42-26116
P. Hornung213-40-012246
G. Smith182-30-26124
C. Calcaterra21-10-02002
C. Mann20-00-00010
T. Williams10-00-00010
Totals 27-4523-3036121979
 60%76.7% 
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EastConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Belmont15-123-760
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Jax. State9-720-15151
Tenn. St.8-817-13161
Tenn. Tech8-812-20277
Eastern Ky.5-1112-19248
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UT Martin10-622-13164
SE Missouri St.9-715-18274
Murray St.8-816-17230
Austin Peay7-911-19261
Eastern Ill.6-1014-15265
SIUE1-156-24333

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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
 
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