NCAA Game Summary - Hawaii at San Jose State
(Saturday, February 4th)
Final Score: Hawaii 83, San Jose State 81 (OT)
San Jose, CA (Sports Network) - Joston Thomas scored a career-high 29 points as the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors held on to topple the San Jose State Spartans 83-81 in overtime in Western Athletic Conference play at The Event Center.
Thomas shot 12-of-16 from the field and grabbed 12 rebounds for Hawaii (13-9, 5-3 WAC) and Zane Johnson scored 19 points. Vander Joaquim also recorded a double-double, going for 17 points an 10 rebounds. Hauns Brereton added 10 points for the Rainbow Warriors, who have won three out of four.
For San Jose State (7-16, 0-8), Will Carter had 22 points and 12 rebounds and James Kinney scored 21. D.J. Brown notched 18 points, Stephon Smith chipped in 12 points, and Keith Shamburger dished out 12 assists for the Spartans, who have lost three straight and eight of their last nine.
San Jose State got out to a 33-26 lead heading into the halftime locker room behind 40 percent field goal shooting while going 4-of-9 from three-point range.
Though San Jose State led by as many as 14 after the break, Hawaii heated up and came all the way back to tie the game at 56-56 with 6:45 remaining. The Warriors extended their lead to as many as six with a little more than two minutes remaining, but the Spartans came charging back and Shamburger had a chance to take the lead at the foul line with three seconds left, though he hit just 1-of-2 to tie the game at 70-70 and force overtime.
In the extra session, Hawaii led 82-78 with 22 seconds left. After a James three-pointer cut the San Jose State deficit to just one, the Spartans fouled Joaquim with 10 seconds left and he missed both free-throws. Kinney tried to take the lead in the final seconds but his layup did not fall.
Hawaii held on to win despite turning the ball over 18 times.
02/05 01:04:21 ET