Ballard scores 15 to lift Cal Poly past Hawaii 79-75 in OT
Jamal Smith had 14 points and seven rebounds for Cal Poly (7-16, 4-5 Big West Conference), which earned its fourth straight home victory. Rogers finished with 12 points. Tuukka Jaakkola had 12 points and three blocks.
Eddie Stansberry, the Rainbow Warriors’ leading scorer heading into the matchup at 17 points per game, was held to only 5 points on 2-of-10 shooting.
The Mustangs evened the season series against the Rainbow Warriors with the win. Hawaii defeated Cal Poly 65-61 on Jan. 16. Cal Poly takes on Cal State Northridge on the road on Thursday. Hawaii plays Long Beach State at home on Wednesday.