HONOLULU (AP) — Zigmars Raimo tied his career-high with 17 points and Brocke Stepteau scored 16, including four 3-pointers, to help Hawaii beat Portland 82-64 on Friday night.
Jack Purchase added 15 points and five assists and Eddie Stansberry scored 12 for Hawaii (1-0).
Raimo made a layup as time expired in the first half and the Rainbow Warriors opened the second with a 17-3 spurt — including two 3-pointers by Purchase — that made it 53-37 with 13:32 left. Portland (1-1) trailed by double figures the rest of the way.
Marcus Shaver Jr. led the Pilots with 19 points, Tahirou Diabate scored 12 and Josh McSwiggan 11.
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Hawaii had 22 assists on 31 field goals, hit 11 3-pointers and used its 13-3 advantage on the offensive glass to outscore Portland 15-3 in second-chance points.
The Pilots trailed 36-34 at the break but made just 4 of 15 from the field, including 1 of 7 from 3-point range, in the second half.
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