Hawaii Tops Oregon State

Nov. 20, 2006

HONOLULU (AP) -Hawaii scored the first 25 points of the game on its way to a 85-41 victory over Oregon State Sunday afternoon.

Matt Lojeski led Hawaii (2-1) with 24 points, Matt Gibson added 14 and Bobby Nash 13.

The Rainbow Warriors made their first nine field goal attempts while the Beavers (2-3) missed their first eight shots and committed eight turnovers before Marcel Jones' jumper gave the Beavers their first points of the game with 12:31 remaining in the first half.

Hawaii led 42-24 at halftime.

Josh Tarver led Oregon State with 11 points and Jones added 10. Kyle Jeffers had a double-double for the Beavers with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

The Rainbow Warriors continued to extend their lead in the second half, making six of their first nine second half shots to outscore the Beavers 17-5 in the first six minutes of the second half.

Oregon State would get no closer than 27 the rest of the way.

Hawaii shot a season-high 60 percent from the field while holding Oregon State to a season-low 25.4 percent shooting.

Oregon State turned the ball over a season-high 25 times to Hawaii's 22, the first time this season the Beavers committed more turnovers than their opponent.

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