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.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.