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Joaquim, Johnson lead UH to OT victory over Fresno State

January 13, 2012
The Maui News

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Zane Johnson scored 24 points and Vander Joaquim added 23 points and 16 rebounds as the University of Hawaii men's basketball team outlasted Fresno State 74-68 in overtime Thursday.

Joaquim scored nine of the Rainbow Warriors' 16 points in the extra period as UH (10-6, 2-0 Western Athletic Conference) won its first conference road opener since 2004.

Garrett Johnson led Fresno State (7-11, 0-3) with 18 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime that brought the Bulldogs within 65-64 with 1:52 left.

Joaquim answered with a layup, then converted a three-point play that put the Rainbow Warriors ahead 70-66 with 50 seconds left.

Hawaii's Joston Thomas hit an inside basket with 2.4 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 58-58 and force overtime.

Kevin Olekaibe added 15 points for the Bulldogs, and Steven Shepp had eight points and 11 assists.

The Rainbow Warriors next play at Nevada on Saturday.



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