April 3, 2009
COL BKB: Oregon St. 81, Texas-El Paso 73
Rickey Claitt scored 28 points Friday in leading Oregon State to an 81-73 win over Texas-El Paso and the championship of the College Basketball Invitational.
After the teams split the first two games of the best-of-three championship series by winning on their own court, the Beavers pulled off a road victory that allowed them to finish their season at 18-18.
Claitt hit 8-of-9 shots from the field, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range. He also was good on 7-of-8 free throw attempts. Lathan Wallace added 14 points.
The Miners (23-14) were led by Stefon Jackson with 26 points.