April 2, 2009

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Stefon Jackson scored 28 points, nine during a critical second-half run, and UTEP beat Oregon State 70-63 in the second game of the College Basketball Invitational Championship series on Wednesday night.

The Miners (23-13) trailed 44-40 with 10:55 to play when Jackson sparked a 14-2 run with a three-point play.

Randy Culpepper scored 17 points and gave the Miners a 46-44 lead on a 3-pointer.

Jackson scored the next six points to give his team the lead for good after an Oregon State basket.

Roeland Schaftenaar led the Beavers (17-18) with 17 points. Oregon State was down 56-55 with 4:52 remaining but UTEP fended them off by scoring the next seven points, including four from Jackson.

Game 3 is Friday in El Paso.