Scores

Final

Colorado State 56

(8-4, 2-3 away)

UTEP 53

(6-7, 4-3 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 28, 2011

    Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

    1 2 T
    CSU 27 2956
    UTEP 29 2453

    Top Performers

    Colorado St: W. Eikmeier 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    UTEP: G. McCulley 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Colorado St. 56, UTEP 53

    Associated Press

    EL PASO, Texas -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    CSU
    UTEP
    Points 56 53
    FG Made-Attempted 21-42 (.500) 17-39 (.436)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-11 (.273) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 6

    2011-12 Season

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