C.J. COOPER RUMORS & GOSSIP

UTEP holds on to beat Xavier 77-73

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Cooper scored 22 points and Vince Hunter added 12 rebounds as UTEP held on in the final seconds to stay ahead of Xavier 77-73 in the Wooden Legacy on Friday. The Miners led by five points with two minutes left, but Matt Stainbrook and Myles Davis both made jumpers for Xavier to cut the difference to two points with 19 seconds to go. Trailing 76-73 with...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP comeback tops Rice, 68-57

Julian Washburn and C.J. Cooper each scored 17 points as Texas-El Paso roared back from a nine-point halftime deficit to beat Rice, 68-57 Saturday night. The Miners erased the halftime deficit by scoring the first nine points of the second half and knotting the score at 30-30 in the first four minutes of the period. The Owls rallied and led by as many as nine with nine minutes...
Via Associated Press
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP hangs on for 63-61 win over UAB

C.J. Cooper pumped in 17 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer, as University of Texas-El Paso held on Saturday for a 63-61 win over University of Alabama-Birmingham. Trailing by a point with two minutes to go, UTEP (13-6, 3-1 Conference USA) retook the lead on a John Bohannon layup that made it 60-59 with 1:31 to go, then padded it with Cooper's trey and held on for the...
Via Associated Press
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UTEP overcomes Denver 60-54 in 2OT

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 ...
Via Associated Press
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

UTEP comes back for 67-64 win over W Illinois

Vince Hunter hit a jump shot with 43 seconds remaining and C.J. Cooper made two free throws with five seconds left to give UTEP a 67-64 come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois at the Sun Bowl Invitational Saturday night. Western Illinois (5-8) led throughout most of the second half and held a 60-50 lead with 5:12 remaining in the game. But the Miners (9-5) scored nine straight...
Via Associated Press
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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