College Basketball: State no match for UTEP

Dec 18, 2010

El Paso — Texas State couldn’t overcome UTEP’s size, falling 94-57, Friday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso.

The Bobcats and Miners traded baskets for much of the first half, with the largest lead for any team being seven by UTEP through the first 10 minutes. Diamond Ford led the offense early on, scoring 10 of the team’s first 18 points.

UTEP then started to pull away, going on a 14-2 run to go up 35-20. Aneta Steinberga scored 16 points during the first half, a game-high for the Miners.

At the end of the first half, Kelsey Krupa provided the most improbable shot for the Bobcats, hitting a turn around three from half court as time was running down to close the halftime deficit to 43-29.

Ford ended the half tying Steinberga for high-scoring honors through the first 20 minutes, going 6-of-7 for 16 points of her own.

Krupa kept the hot hand for Texas State coming out of the break making a 3-pointer from the left wing. The Miners then responded by going on a 10-0 run to make it 53-32, and were able to put it on cruise control from there. UTEP finished 39-of-80 from the field (48.8 percent)

Texas State surpassed its previous season high for long distance field goal in a game, with seven made 3-pointers.

The Bobcats return home for its last three non-conference games of the season, beginning Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Texas Southern.



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