LA JOLLA, Calif. — The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team won their first true road game of the season on Thursday night with a 62-49 win over UC San Diego at Lyontree Arena. In UH he improved to 12-3 overall and in the Big West he improved to 3-0, winning seven in a row.
For the second straight game, UH led from wire to wire, aided by a breathtaking defensive effort and strong closeouts. UH held UCSD (6-9, 1-2) scoreless for nearly nine minutes of the first half to build his 14-point halftime lead and he closed the game with a 9-0 run to keep the winning streak going. I was. The team’s seven-game winning streak matches last year’s longest winning streak, which included a perfect 6-0 conference start.
Bernardo da Silva He led UH with a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and also added 7 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 steals. Jobon McClanahan He scored 11 points and recorded a season-high six assists. Noel Coleman When Kamakahepa Added 11 points.
UH got off to a strong start by scoring 8 of the game’s first 10 points and held 19-17 midway through the first half. At that point, Bowes made a pivotal move, scoring 10 unanswered points to trigger his 16-4 run, giving UH his 35-21 lead at the half. ‘Bowes held the Tritons scoreless for nearly nine minutes in that stretch, forcing UCSD to make ten first-half turnovers. UH was also alive in the attack. Less than a week after he recorded his season-low 1/11 on 3-pointers, UH drilled his 5th of his first 10 attempts beyond the arc, His shooting percentage in the first half corresponded with 52%.
The Tritons didn’t fold and started the second half with an 8-0 run to prompt a UH timeout. UCSD continued their comeback efforts into the second half, coming close to four again and again when they cut the deficit to 50-46 with 4:09 left. But UH closed the door with a strong finish. Back-to-back 3s from McClanahan and Coleman set fire to his pointer and Bowes scored on his last five possessions to end the game in double digits.
UH held their opponents under 50 points for the second straight game and shot 51% from the floor.
The Rainbow Warriors will wrap up their first Big West road trip of the season on Saturday, January 7th against Fullerton, California.