Scores

Final

UTEP 70

(5-6, 0-3 away)

Kansas State 78

(9-1, 6-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    5:00 PM ET, December 23, 2011

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    UTEP 32 3870
    KSU 45 3378

    Top Performers

    UTEP: J. Streeter 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Kansas State: A. Rodriguez 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

    Kansas St. 78, UTEP 70

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTEP
    KSU
    Points 70 78
    FG Made-Attempted 20-43 (.465) 27-59 (.458)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 6-12 (.500)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-34 (.735) 18-26 (.692)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 15

    2011-12 Season

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