Hawaii rallies in 2nd half, beats Texas State 74-68
HONOLULU (AP) Sheriff Drammeh had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists Sunday night and Hawaii erased a 14-point deficit to beat Texas State 74-68 in the second night of the Rainbow Classic.
Noah Allen's drive-and-feed to set up Gibson Johnson for an inside basket put Hawaii (1-1) in control with a five-point lead and 1:04 left. Jack Purchase added a pair of free throws that capped a 13-1 run at 71-64.
Hawaii committed 10 of its 14 turnovers before the break and trailed 38-24 in the final minute of the first half. The Rainbow Warriors tied it at 55 and took their first lead at 64-63 on the first of a pair of free throws by Drammeh.
Purchase had 15 points, and Johnson and Allen scored 13 each for Hawaii.
Kavin Gilder-Tilbury had 18 points, Nijal Pearson scored 14 and Bobby Conley 10 for Texas State (1-1).