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LIHU‘E — It was another frantic finish for the Warriors.
The University of Hawai‘i men’s hoops squad scored six straight points to cut an eight-point Louisiana Tech lead to two with 34 seconds to play, but came up just short in the 65-60 final, Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
After playing pretty evenly with the Bulldogs (18-3, 6-1) for most of the game, the Warriors (9-11, 2-5) fell behind late in the second half and were unable to get back over the hump to regain the lead.
The team shot 23 of 62 from the floor (37 percent) and just 1 of 13 from the 3-point line (7.7 percent).
Brandon Adams scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Roderick Flemings added 17 points for the Warriors.
Magnum Rolle was dominant for the Bulldogs, piling up 23 points and 17 boards.
Kyle Gibson added 19 for Louisiana Tech, but was just 5 of 19 from the floor.
Wahine give up late lead in loss
The University of Hawai’i women’s basketball team led for most of the second half, until Boise State made a late run, beating the Rainbow Wahine 73-64 on Saturday night at the Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho.
The Rainbow Wahine fall to 8-12 on the season and 2-5 in Western Athletic Conference play with the loss. Boise State improved to 13-6 overall and 2-3 in conference play.
After taking the lead before the first half ended, UH kept the momentum for the start of the second half, taking an eight-point lead midway through the second half. Boise State came on strong, moving ahead with just over six minutes remaining in the game.
Sophomore Breanna Arbuckle scored a game-high 16 points and added five rebounds and senior Dita Liepkalne had 13 points and five rebounds.
Junior Keisha Kanekoa had nine points and seven rebounds and Rebecca Dew had eight second-half points.
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