Nov 22, 2011 2:24 AM by Lee Douglas
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Wes Eikmeier scored 18 points and Colorado State used a decided free throw advantage to defeat UTSA 85-75 in a consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday night.
Dwight Smith scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half for the Rams (3-2). Reserve Kaipo Sabas added a career-high 15 points on 5-for-6 shooting from 3-point range.
The Rams went 24-for-34 from the free throw line, while the Roadrunners (2-2) were 15-for-19.
Kannon Burrage led UTSA with 19 points. Michael Hale had 14 before fouling out late in the game.
The Roadrunners came as close as 79-73 with 1:55 remaining but managed only a two-fisted dunk by Burrage the rest of the way.
Host Colorado State plays Manhattan and Fresno State gets UTSA in Tuesday night's matchups.
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