Thomas scores 24 with 11 boards; Hawaii beats CSU Northridge
LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Thomas had 24 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Drew Buggs added 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists to help Hawaii beat CSU Northridge 65-46 on Saturday night.
Thomas made 10 of 11 from the field. Gibson Johnson finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Hawaii (10-5, 1-1 Big West).
Thomas had four points, while Brocke Stepteau and Sheriff Drammeh each hit a 3-pointer, as the Rainbow Warriors scored 14 of the first 16 points and led by double figures the rest of the way. Thomas converted a 3-point play and then threw down a dunk to make it 25-7 fewer than 11 minutes in.
CSUN (3-12, 0-1) shot 30.4 percent (7 of 23) and committed 10 turnovers, while Hawaii hit 15 of 28 (53.6 percent) from the field, in the first half.
Tavrion Dawson had 12 points, Lyrik Shreiner scored 11 and Terrell Gomez 10 for the Matadors.