HONOLULU (AP)Samuta Avea scored 17 points, Noel Coleman added 16 and Hawaii beat UC San Diego 69-62 on Thursday night.
Avea made 7 of 13 shots with a 3-pointer for the Rainbow Warriors (18-7, 9-4 Big West Conference). Coleman hit four 3-pointers and added four rebounds. Jovon McClanahan pitched in with 11 points and six assists. Bernardo da Silva had 12 rebounds to go with eight points.
Francis Nwaokorie led the Tritons (8-17, 3-10) with 25 points. Jake Kosakowski had 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Freshman Roddie Anderson III pitched in with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Bryce Pope contributed 10 points and eight boards.
Hawaii’s bench outscored UC San Diego 14-0. The Rainbow Warriors trailed 35-29 at halftime.
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