Scores

Final

Utah State 59

(4-3, 0-1 WAC)

Hawaii 69

(4-2, 1-0 WAC)

    6:05 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    USU 35 2459
    HAW 32 3769

    Top Performers

    Utah State: J. Carroll 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Hawaii: M. Lojeski 20 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Hawaii 69, Utah State 59

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Matt Lojeski scored 20 points and Julian Sensley had 19 points and seven rebounds to lead Hawaii to a 69-59 victory Saturday over Western Athletic Conference newcomer Utah State.

    Ahmet Gueye added 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Rainbow Warriors (4-2, 1-0 WAC) who remained undefeated at home with four wins.

    Jaycee Carroll had 15 points, including 10 in the first half, for the Aggies (4-3, 0-1), who were playing in their first WAC game after spending previous 27 seasons in the Big West Conference.

    Hawaii trailed by three points at the half, and opened the second half with a 10-2 run to take a 42-37 lead. Sensley had five points during the run.

    Chris Huber's 3-pointer, his only shot of the game, gave the Aggies a 47-46 advantage, but Hawaii's defense tightened up and Utah State's shooting went cold.

    The Aggies had just two field goals in the final 11 minutes. Utah State shot 38 percent to 51 percent by Hawaii.

    Hawaii had a 17-4 run in the first half to take a 22-11 advantage.

    The Aggies scrapped back and finished the first half with a five-point play to take a 35-32 lead at halftime.

    Carroll sank a 3-pointer from the top of the arc and Nate Harris made two free throws after being bulldozed by Hawaii's Milos Zivanovic during Carroll's shot.

    Harris had 12 points and eight rebounds and Cass Matheus added 11 points for Utah State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    USU
    HAW
    Points 59 69
    FG Made-Attempted 20-56 (.357) 28-55 (.509)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-18 (.278) 6-16 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-19 (.737) 7-13 (.538)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 10

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