Hauns Brereton added 14 points and Isaac Fotu contributed 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (17-11, 10-6 Big West). Hawaii was 10 for 10 from the free-throw line in the final 1:03 to seal the win, with Joaquim making six of those foul shots.
Hawaii was 24 for 30 from the free-throw line in the game and UC Santa Barbara was 20 for 27. Neither team led by more than eight points and there were 11 lead changes.
Guard Kobe Paras, who was part of the freshman class, does not meet academic conditions and won't be attending UCLA.
Shaquille O'Neal said he wants his son, Shareef, to play for coaches who can help him reach the NBA and develop more discipline.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?