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Warriors shoot past Cal Poly, 84-68

Justin Webster scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds, and Mate Colina added 14 points and nine boards tonight to help Hawai’i shoot past visiting Cal Poly, 84-68, in Big West Conference men’s basketball action at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

Casdon Jardine added 14 points and four rebounds and Junior Madut contributed 13 points off the bench as the Warriors improved to 6-5 overall and 4-5 in the Big West. Colby Rogers scored 15 points and Mark Crowe and Ali Koroma each added 12 points to lead the Mustangs, who fell to 3-12, 1-8.

Both teams started very slowly on offense as UH jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first seven minutes, before Cal Poly responded with an 8-0 run to lead 10-7 midway through the first half. Madut came off the bench to hit a 3-pointer to put the Warriors back ahead at 12-10 a minute later, but the Mustangs answered with a 5-0 run to lead 15-12 after Crowe’s 3-pointer with eight minutes remaining.

Madut then stuck a mid-range jumper and then another 3-pointer from the right wing a minute later to put Hawai’i ahead for good at 17-15. The Warriors went up 23-17, and after Cal Poly closed it to 23-19, Jardine drained a 3-pointer to ignite a 15-4 run capped by Madut’s two free throws with 1:57 left.

The Mustangs closed it to 41-31 by halftime, but could not get closer than double-digits thereafter.

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

Big West Conference
Friday’s Results

Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara, canceled
UC Riverside at Cal State Fullerton, canceled
at CSUN 80, UC Davis 77
at UC Irvine 70, CSU Bakersfield 53
at Hawai’i 84, Cal Poly 68

Saturday, February 6
Long Beach State at UC Santa Barbara, canceled
UC Riverside at Cal State Fullerton, canceled
*Sacramento State at UC San Diego, 12:00 p.m. PT
UC Davis at CSUN, 2:00 p.m. PT
CSU Bakersfield at UC Irvine, 7:00 p.m. PT
Cal Poly at Hawai’i, 7:00 p.m. HT

* Non-conference game

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