Hawaii and Sacramento State kicked off the inaugural North Shore Classic on Friday at the Cannon Activities Center on the campus of BYU-Hawaii in Laie, with the Rainbow Warriors exiting with a convincing 74-61 victory.
Hawaii improves to 4-1 for the 2022-2023 season, while Sacramento State drops to 3-3.
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In its return trip to the Cannon Activities Center after beating Hawaii Pacific there last week, the Rainbow Warriors were led by Noel Coleman’s game-high 20 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the 3-point line.
Former Big West rival Callum McRae, a UC Riverside transfer, had 11 points and eight rebounds for Sacramento State, while Cameron Wilbon had a team-high 12 points for the Hornets.
Hawaii will Texas State in the championship game, which tips off on Saturday at 7 p.m.