Balanced scoring carries Hawaii to 71-66 victory over Utah State in WAC matchup

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HONOLULU (AP)—Riley Luettgerodt and Matt Gibson scored 16 points apiece and Jared Dillinger added 14 to rally Hawaii to a 71-66 win over visiting Utah State on Saturday night.

Hawaii (11-12, 7-4 Western Athletic Conference) came back from a 14-point deficit with 9:50 left and took the lead on Dillinger’s 3-point play with 1:03 remaining.

Stephen DuCharme made a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left to pull Utah State within 68-66, but Dillinger sank two free throws to seal the win.

Jaycee Carroll led Utah State (18-8, 8-3) with 27 points. Gary Wilkinson added 16 and Tai Wesley had 10.

Bill Amis had 10 points and nine rebounds for Hawaii and Bobby Nash added 10 points.

Hawaii had just eight turnovers to Utah States’ 20, and the Rainbow Warriors had 12 steals to the Aggies’ two. Utah State led 36-27 at halftime.

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Jaycee Carroll Jaycee Carroll
9-17,  27 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists
Riley Luettgerodt Riley Luettgerodt
6-10,  16 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists

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