HONOLULU -- Vander Joaquim scored 16 points to lead Hawaii over Pacific 60-52 Thursday night.
Joaquim was 7 of 14 from the field and had nine rebounds. The senior center also reached the 1,000th point of his career, entering the game needing just nine.
Hawaii led 30-29 at halftime. Hawaii shot 37 percent from the field for the game, while Pacific shot 30.9 percent. Joaquim hit a jumper at 6:37 in the second half to give Hawaii a 47-45 lead. Hawaii remained in front the rest of the game.
Hawaii shot 37 percent from the field for the game, while Pacific shot 30.9 percent. Hawaii outrebounded Pacific 42-38.
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