Davis Rozitis had 10 rebounds, helping Hawaii post a 47-32 advantage in that department.
DeWayne Russell led Northern Arizona (10-17) with 14 points. Gabe Rogers scored 12 points, all on 3-pointers.
Northern Arizona had a poor shooting effort, hitting just 16 of 57 attempts from the floor (28.1 percent) and 13 of 24 attempts from the free-throw line (54.2 percent).
Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression and brought the pain to some fellow Badgers.
Avery Johnson's first season as a college coach was a success by most measures, and he'll aim to keep the Crimson Tide rolling in the right direction.
Malik Newman, who had widely been considered a one-and-done player, has chosen to transfer to Kansas to continue his college career.