The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team won its third straight game with a 79-56 rout over UC San Diego at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center on Saturday night.
The Rainbow Warriors improve to 7-5 overall, while the Tritons drop to 8-8. Although both teams are in the Big West Conference, the game did not count towards the conference standings due to UCSD’s transition period from Division II to Division I.
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On Saturday, the Rainbow Warriors went on an 18-2 run midway through the first half to take a 41-18 lead into halftime. The onslaught continued in the second half with three ‘Bows reaching the double-digit mark, led by Jerome Desosiers’ double-double of a team-high 18 points and game-high 13 rebounds.
Toni Rocak had a game-high 21 points for the Tritons.
Hawaii will hit the road again for a pair of conference games, starting with Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 5 p.m. HST.