Hawaii men’s basketball loses to Northern Colorado after miraculous rally falls short

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Despite being down 26 points in the second half, the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team and its miraculous rally fell short in an 81-78 loss to Northern Colorado on Thursday night at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center.

The Bears led 57-31 with 13:07 remaining in the second half, but the Rainbow Warriors stormed back to cut the lead to 78-77 with four seconds remaining. The ‘Bows never got a game-tying shot attempt off as UNC elected to foul up three points multiple times in the closing seconds.

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Dru Kuxhausen and Daylen Kountz each scored 21 points for Northern Colorado (2-0), who shot a scorching 15-for-33 from 3-point range.

For Hawaii (1-1), Jerome Desrosiers had a team-high 15 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the field.

UH closes out the Rainbow Classic with a 7 p.m. game against Pacific on Saturday night.

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