Hawaii 74 at Fresno St. 68

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Hawaii outlasts Fresno State 74-68 in overtime
Friday, Jan 13, 2012

FRESNO, Calif. (AP)—Zane Johnson scored 24 points and Vander Joaquim added 23 points and 16 rebounds as Hawaii outlasted Fresno State 74-68 in overtime Thursday night.

Joaquim scored nine of the Rainbow Warriors’ 16 points in the extra period as Hawaii (10-6, 2-0 Western Athletic) won its first conference road opener since 2004.

Garrett Johnson led Fresno State (7-11, 0-3) with 18 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime that brought the Bulldogs within 65-64 with 1:52 left.

Joaquim answered with a layup, then converted a three-point play that put Hawaii ahead 70-66 with 50 seconds left.

Hawaii’s Joston Thomas hit an inside basket with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 58-58 and force overtime.

Kevin Olekaibe added 15 points for the Bulldogs, and Steven Shepp had eight points and 11 assists.

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 Top Performers
 Hawaii
Vander Joaquim Vander Joaquim
9-11,  23 Pts
16 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Fresno St.
Garrett Johnson Garrett Johnson
7-12,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

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