Hawaii takes 5th place; beats Oregon State 79-73

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Associated Press

Posted on December 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 27 at 12:04 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — Isaac Fotu led four players scored in double figures with 17 points as Hawaii beat Oregon State 79-73 in the fifth place game of the Diamond Head Classic Wednesday.

Garrett Nevels had 16, Christian Standhardinger 15 and Brandon Spearman added 14 for the Rainbow Warriors (9-3). Spearman also grabbed 10 rebounds and Keith Shamburger chipped in with nine points, 10 assists and six rebounds.

Hawaii, which led by as many as 19 points in the second half, shot 58.3 percent (7 of 12) on 3-pointers but just 55.2 percent (16 of 29) from the free throw line.

Roberto Nelson scored 22, Devon Collier added 13, 10 rebounds and Challe Barton chipped in with 13 points for the Beavers (7-4).

Hawaii has now won seven of its last eight games.

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