HONOLULU -- Garrett Jefferson may have only scored two points all night but his go-ahead bucket as time expired to give Hawaii a thrilling 90-88 last-second victory over Cal State Fullerton on Thursday night was well worth the wait.
After Cal State Fullerton's D.J. Seeley made a 3-pointer to tie it at 88 with 6 seconds left, Jefferson returned the favor, sending his Warriors home with a victory on the last-second jumper.
Isaac Fotu scored 29 points on 13-of-16 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds for Hawaii (8-5, 2-0 Big West), which shot 56.3 percent from the floor and had 20 assists as a team.
Cal State Fullerton (7-6, 1-1) led by 11 with 5:28 remaining in the game after Kwame Vaughn made a 3-pointer to put the Titans up 80-69, but Hawaii ended the game on a 21-8 run.
Vaughn had 26 points, five rebounds and five assists. Seeley scored 22 points while hitting five 3-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he might explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.