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Colorado State withstood a second-half rally from UTEP to win at home Wednesday night, pushing their current winning streak to six games.
The Colorado State Rams stayed undefeated at home this season and ran their current winning streak to six games in a row with their 62-58 win over the UTEP Miners on Wednesday night.
After leading 29-19 at halftime, the contest got closer for the Rams (12-2 overall) in the second half, as UTEP (6-6 overall) briefly grabbed a 53-52 lead with just over three minutes remaining in the game. Seniors Wes Eikmeier and Colton Iverson then combined for Colorado State's next eight points, as the Rams reassumed the lead, 60-58.
Senior forward Greg Smith, who led the Rams with 18 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor, then iced the game by knocking in a pair of free throws. Iverson contributed 17 points and six rebounds, while Eikmeier added 12 points.
Colorado State shot 44.0 percent from the field as a team, holding the Miners to 36.7 percent shooting on the other end. Julian Washburn led UTEP with 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting, and McKenzie Moore scored 15 off the bench.
Along with their current six-game winning streak, the Rams pushed their overall home-winning streak to 21 straight games, which is the country's fourth-longest such stretch.