FRESNO, Calif. -- Paul George scored 21 points as Fresno State used a late first-half scoring run to defeat Hawaii 78-64 Saturday night.
Sylvester Seay added 17 points for Fresno State (9-7, 2-0 Western Athletic). George had nine rebounds, six assists and four steals.
Fresno State closed the first half with a 19-5 run that broke open the game. The Bulldogs forced Hawaii into 15 first-half turnovers, resulting in numerous dunks and layups.
After trailing 47-29 at half, Hawaii got no closer than 16 points until the final minute.