New Mexico State vs Hawaii

New Mexico State uses size to beat Hawaii 95-88


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HONOLULU (AP) Daniel Mullings scored 21 points to lead New Mexico State to a 95-88 win over Hawaii in the final game of the Rainbow Classic on Tuesday.

The Aggies used their superior size to shoot 58 percent and out-rebound the Rainbow Warriors 40-27. At 7-foot-5, Sim Bhullar had 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and four blocks.

Garrett Nevels scored 26 points for Hawaii. Isaac Fotu added 20 points and nine rebounds and earned tournament MVP honors.

Western Michigan, New Mexico State and Hawaii each finished 2-1 in the round-robin event. Western Michigan was awarded the title based on a tiebreaker of fewest points allowed in the tournament.

New Mexico State led by 16 points with just more than five minutes left, but the Rainbow Warriors twice pulled within four in the final minute. The Aggies made 11 straight free throws to clinch the victory in a game that started at midnight local time.

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Scoreboard
New Mexico State (2-1) «464995
Hawaii (2-1)375188

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Grand Canyon11-322-9131
UMKC8-618-17184
Utah Valley6-817-17205
Seattle5-913-17280
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UC Davis11-523-13166
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UC Riverside5-117-21330
UCSB4-126-22324
 
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BAYL 66
HOFS 69 Final
LOU 97
GRAM 71 Final
MU 114
SCST 59 Final
MICH 93
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FORD 74 Final
SYR 89
UK 74 Final
MIST 78
OHIO 69 Final
OHST 79
UTVA 40 Final
OKST 93
OAK 60 Final
UCLA 91
FLA 53 Final
WISC 59
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