Scores

Final

Norfolk State 66

(19-14, 11-5 MEAC)

Hawaii 77

(20-11, 9-7 Big West)

    12:00 AM ET, December 31, 2013

    Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1 2 T
    NORF 28 3866
    HAW 27 5077

    Standhardinger leads Hawaii by Norfolk State 77-66

    Associated Press

    HONOLULU -- Christian Standhardinger scored 29 points, 20 in the second half, and Garrett Nevels added 21 as Hawaii turned back Norfolk State 77-66 on Monday.

    The Rainbow Warriors (10-3), who have won eight of their last nine games, made 20 of 28 free throws, including 12 of 14 by Stanhardinger. Nevels knocked down 4 of 5 3-pointers and matched Standhardinger's eight rebounds.

    The Spartans (8-6) got 16 points apiece from Malcolm Hawkins and Pendarvis Williams. They led 28-27 at the half but couldn't keep Hawaii off the boards and the foul line. The Rainwbow Warriors had a 15-8 rebounding advantage in the second half.

    Norfolk was leading 32-30 when Hawaii put together a nine-point surge starting with 3's from Nevels and Brandon Spearman. A Spearman basket and another Nevel's 3 pushed the lead to 10 with 12:38 to play. Then Standhardinger took over, scoring 18 points in the last 11:23.

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