Scores

Final 2OT

Denver 54

(6-7, 2-3 away)

UTEP 60

(10-5, 8-2 home)

10:00 PM ET, December 29, 2013

Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas

1 2 OT 2OT T
DEN 14 32 3 554
UTEP 20 26 3 1160

Top Performers

Denver: C. Griffin 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl

UTEP: J. Bohannon 17 Pts, 15 Reb, 3 Blk

UTEP overcomes Denver 60-54 in 2OT

Associated Press

EL PASO, Texas -- C.J. Cooper scored 15 points including a crucial 3-pointer in double overtime to lift Texas-El Paso over Denver 60-54 in the Sun Bowl Invitational championship on Sunday night.

Cooper had missed all six of his 3-point attempts and UTEP had been only 1 of 18 from distance before Cooper's 3 put UTEP up 59-54 with 41 seconds left.

Vince Hunter's layup with 1:48 to play gave UTEP (10-5) the lead for good at 55-54 and the Miners ended the game on a 9-0 run. John Bohannon had 17 points and 15 rebounds and earned the tournament MVP.

Cam Griffin led Denver (6-7) with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Pioneers took a 54-51 lead but missed their last seven field goal attempts over the final 3 minutes.

The Pioneers fell behind 17-4 and trailed most of regulation, but Griffin sparked a second-half run that forced the game into overtime.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEN
UTEP
Points 54 60
FG Made-Attempted 18-66 (.273) 16-49 (.327)
3P Made-Attempted 6-28 (.214) 2-19 (.105)
FT Made-Attempted 12-16 (.750) 26-36 (.722)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

2013-14 Season

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