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Copeland's 27 leads Md Eastern Shore over UTEP 71-66

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Bakari Copeland scored a career-high 27 points with four of eight Maryland Eastern Shore 3-pointers and the Hawks held off UTEP 71-66 in Wednesday night's Sun Bowl Invitational game.

Trailing by nine after halftime, UTEP rallied to lead 49-48 after Paul Thomas scored six-straight points. After 11 lead changes, Derrico Peck's dunk put the Hawks back up 65-61 with 1:32 left. Thomas Rivera's jumper with 22 seconds to go made it 67-63 and the Hawks held on.

Dontae Caldwell scored 13 points and Ryan Andino added 11 for the Hawks (2-11), who were outrebounded 44-31, outscored 36-18 in the paint and shot 37.5 percent (21 for 56) from the floor.

UTEP led 11-10 on Dominic Artis' jumper, but Caldwell's basket sparked a 6-0 run to put the Hawks up 32-29 at the break after Copeland's third 3-pointer.

Matt Willms had 16 points and seven rebounds for UTEP (2-8), which lost its seventh straight.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Md.-E. Shore 323971
home team logo UTEP 293766
Team Stats
away team logo Md.-E. Shore 7-25 57.3 PPG 33.7 RPG 11.3 APG
home team logo UTEP 8-21 64.1 PPG 39.8 RPG 10.6 APG
Key Players
1
R. Andino 10.3 PPG 1.7 RPG 0.5 APG 31.6 FG%
3
E. Gilyard 13.6 PPG 3.1 RPG 1.7 APG 37.5 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB