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Hawai’i pulls away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 75-47


The University of Hawai’i got back to its winning ways at home with a 75-47 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Stefan Jankovic had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who improved to 5-1 and bounced back after a road loss at Texas Tech last weekend. Arkansas-Pine Bluff dropped to 2-6, and it was the team’s second straight year with a loss at Hawai’i.

Isaac Fleming added 13 points — including 8 for 8 free-throw shooting — and Sai Tummala contributed 12 points.

The Warriors shot 50 percent from the field overall, despite going just 1 for 11 from 3-point range. The Golden Lions shot just 30.3 percent from the field.

Hawai’i trailed 14-12 after the opening nine minutes of the first half, but then responded with a 10-2 run to take a 22-14 lead it would not relinquish the rest of the game. The Warriors eventually took a 36-25 lead at intermission, with Mike Thomas scoring nine points in the first half.

Thomas played only one minute in the second half before leaving with what appeared to be a leg injury.

The Golden Lions got as close as nine early in the second half, but a 13-5 surge by the Warriors increased the lead to 50-34 with 11:30 remaining.

The Warriors will next play on December 8, when they host Hawai’i-Hilo at the Sheriff Center.

More details, including video highlights and interviews, will be posted later.

(Game photo courtesy Brandon Flores)


  1. First half marred by missed free throws, and turnovers. Issac helped out second half hitting his free throws Now we play two D2 teams. Hopefully we don’t play down a level. This team plays better against tougher opponents.

  2. kind of ugly win.. One road lost, to lower tier Big 12 team, Texas Tech, and a sloppy win against a low, really lower tier. NCAA team.. low mid major.. and now 2 home games against Two DII local schools.. Just cannot get excited.. kind of boring.
    sure, the nice passes, and team work, the steals. and runouts.. great. however UH has to hammer some teams down by 30 from tipoff till final buzzer.
    I guess a win is a win. probably will be 7-1 going into DHC>. then the real season begins. real competition.. and ONCE AGAIN at home.. we see if UH starting in mid January 2016 can win a bunch of BWC road games.. good test for BWC tournament.

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