Madut, Bayles help Rainbow Warriors top Matadors 75-74

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Junior Madut had a season-high 23 points and Biwali Bayles hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 22 seconds left as the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team narrowly beat Cal State Northridge 75-74 on Friday.

Bayles finished with 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (8-7, 6-7 Big West Conference), who ended a two-game skid. James Jean-Marie and Noel Coleman each added 11 points.

TJ Starks scored 11 points in a 17-3 run that gave CSUN its first lead since the opening minutes and made it 74-72 with 46 seconds remaining. Bayles answered with a 3 about 24 seconds later, and the Matadors went 0-for-3 from the field from there as Hawaii held on.

Justin Webster, whose 13 points per game heading into the contest led the Rainbow Warriors, failed to make a shot, going 0 for 5.

Starks scored a career-high 31 points for the Matadors (7-9, 3-6). Darius Brown II added 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Brendan Harrick scored 11 points.

The teams play again today.