Hawaii beats URI 68-60, takes 5th at Diamond Head Classic

HONOLULU (AP) — Zigmars Raimo scored 19 points, Drew Buggs had 12 points and eight rebounds and Hawaii beat Rhode Island 68-60 on Tuesday for fifth place at the Diamond Head Classic.

Brocke Stepteau dribbled around a double team at the top of the key, drove the lane and finished in traffic for a 62-58 lead with 54.6 seconds left. URI was off on a 3-pointer and Eddie Stansberry extended Hawaii’s lead to six points at the free-throw line.

Stepteau and Stansberry each finished with 11 points for Hawaii (8-5). Jack Purchase hit a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to give Hawaii a 34-32 lead.

Jeff Dowtin led the Rams (6-5) with 17 points. Cyril Langevine added 11 points with 14 rebounds and Fatts Russell had 10 points and seven assists.

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The teams combined to go 11 for 45 from distance in a game with 17 lead changes.

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