Texas-El Paso vs Kansas State

Kansas St. 78, UTEP 70


HONOLULU (AP) - Angel Rodriguez scored 11 of his 16 points in the second half and Kansas State used a late rally to beat UTEP 78-70 in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic Friday.

Jamar Samuels had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (9-1), who took their biggest lead at 47-32 on Thomas Gipson's field goal a minute into the second half.

UTEP (5-6) responded with a 27-10 run to go in front 59-57 midway through the second half. John Bohannon scored all 10 of his points during the spurt. But the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run to pull away from a 60-60 tie.

Kansas State, which will play the winner of Friday night's Auburn-Long Beach State game for the championship on Sunday, held a 39-21 rebounding advantage, including 18-6 on the offensive end.

Jacques Streeter scored 15 points to lead five UTEP players in double figures.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
G. McCulley, F331-45-66137
C. Lang, F273-56-940412
J. Streeter, G383-118-1026215
J. Washburn, G365-102-421213
M. Perez, G344-80-113410
C. Cooper171-20-00103
J. Bohannon143-34-461510
K. Perry10-00-00010
Totals 20-4325-3421132170
Kansas State Wildcats
J. Samuels, F321-88-11120310
T. Gipson, F162-60-05044
W. Spradling, G294-62-222211
R. McGruder, G202-70-06024
M. Irving, G163-50-01017
A. Rodriguez295-94-424316
S. Southwell181-50-03612
J. Henriquez173-42-72038
A. Diaz103-52-23018
J. Jones93-40-00018
V. Ojeleye40-00-00020
Totals 27-5918-2639122378
Western Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
New Mex. St.11-328-659
Grand Canyon11-322-9131
Utah Valley6-817-17205
UT-Rio Grande Valley2-1210-22319
Chicago St.1-136-26317

Big 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
W. Virginia12-628-924
Iowa St.12-624-1121
Oklahoma St.9-920-1340
Kansas St.8-1021-1457
Texas Tech6-1218-14123
Other games
California 68 Final
MS Val St 45 Final
Wisc 79
WKY 60 Final
Louisville 70
Wagner 59 Final
Baylor 83 Final
W Virg 81
XAV 82 Final
Hawaii 84