George scores 21 as Fresno State tops Hawaii 78-64

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Paul George scored 21 points as Fresno State used a late first-half scoring run to defeat Hawaii 78-64 Saturday night.

Sylvester Seay added 17 points for Fresno State (9-7, 2-0 Western Athletic). George had nine rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Jeremy Lay scored 14 points for Hawaii (8-8, 1-2), which committed 20 turnovers. Roderick Flemings added 13 points, all in the second half.

Fresno State closed the first half with a 19-5 run that broke open the game. The Bulldogs forced Hawaii into 15 first-half turnovers, resulting in numerous dunks and layups.

After trailing 47-29 at half, Hawaii got no closer than 16 points until the final minute.

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Jeremy Lay Jeremy Lay
3-5,  14 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Fresno St.
Paul George Paul George
7-12,  21 Pts
9 Rebs, 6 Assists

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