FULLERTON, Calif. -- Christian Standhardinger scored 18 points, Vander Joaquim added 15 , and Hawaii erased a double-digit, second-half deficit to post a 77-75 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday night.
Hauns Brereton scored 13 points for the Rainbow Warriors (13-9, 7-4 Big West) and hit a 3-pointer with 3:38 remaining that put them ahead for good, 65-64. Each time the Titans (11-11, 4-6) threatened to take back the lead down the stretch, Hawaii had an answer.
Kwame Vaughn scored 19 points, D.J. Seeley 18 and Sammy Yeager 17 for Cal State Fullerton, which led 55-45 with 13:53 left. The Warriors, ending a four-game road swing on the mainland, were sparked by Joaquim during their comeback, as his six straight points cut the deficit to 62-60 with 5:36 remaining.
The Titans have lost five of their last six games.
Dillon Brooks, who led Oregon with 16.7 points per game last season, will opt out of the NBA draft process and return to the Ducks, a source told ESPN.
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.