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Final

Washington St 63

(2-1, 0-1 away)

Hawaii 68

(2-1, 2-1 home)

4:10 PM ET, November 25, 2005

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WSU 41 2263
HAW 35 3368

Hawaii 68, Washington State 63

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii trailed by nine points in the second half before coming back to beat Washington State 68-63 Friday in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.

With the victory, Hawaii advanced to the tournament's semifinals for the first time in three years. The Rainbow Wahine will face Wisconsin, an 85-73 winner over Idaho State, at 5 p.m. Saturday.

The score was tied 57-57 with a little more than two minutes left, before the Rainbow Wahine (2-1) outscored the Cougars (2-1) 11-6. Nine of Hawaii's final points came on free throws.

In all, UH scored 25 points on 39 free throw attempts, while Washington State was 21-of-33 from the foul line.

Brittany Grice led Hawaii with 14 points, followed by Janevia Taylor with 13, and Amy Sanders and Tanya Smith with 12 apiece.

Charmaine Jones scored 16 points to lead the Cougars. Teammate Kate Benz had a game-high 15 rebounds.

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