HONOLULU – Murphy Holloway scored 18 points to lead Mississippi to an 81-66 win over Hawaii in the fifth-place game of the Diamond Head Classic on Tuesday.
Nick Williams and Marshall Henderson scored 16 points each and Aaron Jones added 10 points for the Rebels (10-2), who pulled away in the final four minutes from a close game.
Vander Joaquim led Hawaii (6-5) with 29 points and 15 rebounds. Isaac Fotu had 11 points and Christian Stanhardinger had 10 in the loss.
Jones' putback gave the Rebels the lead for good at 65-63 with 3:40 left and his emphatic, uncontested dunk made it 69-63 with 2:21 remaining.
Henderson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give the Rebels a 25-9 lead with 8:34 left in the first half. The Rainbow Warriors responded with a 21-4 run to take a 30-29 halftime lead.