Scores

Final

New Mexico St 71

(11-12, 5-3 WAC)

Hawaii 94

(9-11, 5-3 WAC)

    12:05 AM ET, February 1, 2008

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    NMSU 29 4271
    HAW 43 5194

    Top Performers

    New Mexico St: H. Passos 25 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Stl

    Hawaii: M. Gibson 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Hawaii 94, New Mexico St. 71

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU (AP) -- Matt Gibson scored 20 points to lead Hawaii to a 94-71 victory over New Mexico State Thursday night.

    Jared Dillinger scored a career-high 19 points for Hawaii (9-11, 5-3 Western Athletic Conference). Riley Luettgerodt added 17 points and Bobby Nash 16 for the Rainbow Warriors.

    Hatila Passos led New Mexico State (11-12, 5-3 WAC) with a career-high 25 points. Herb Pope added a career-high 16 for the Aggies before fouling out with 4:34 remaining in the game.

    Hawaii took control of the game with a three-minute, 11-0 run midway through the first half to go up 34-19 on Dillinger's 3-pointer with 6:39 remaining. The Rainbow Warriors forced six New Mexico State turnovers during the stretch, including two steals by Gibson, as the Aggies could not get a shot off during the Hawaii run.

    Hawaii led 43-29 at halftime.

    New Mexico State pulled to within 10, 57-47, midway through the second half. But Hawaii responded with a 13-2 run to take a 70-49 lead on Gibson?s fast break layup with 6:54 remaining. The Aggies would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way.

    The Rainbow Warriors capitalized with 24 points off 24 Aggie turnovers.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NMSU
    HAW
    Points 71 94
    FG Made-Attempted 26-56 (.464) 33-63 (.524)
    3P Made-Attempted 1-12 (.083) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-26 (.692) 17-20 (.850)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 23

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