Allen, Purchase lead UH to OT win over Fullerton
HONOLULU (AP) — Noah Allen scored 21 points and Jack Purchase hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 64-58 win over Cal State Fullerton in its home finale on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Purchase drained a 3-pointer 14 seconds into the extra session when Sherriff Drammeh found him in the left corner. The Titans were within one when Drammeh found Purchase again to make it 54-50 with 2:32 to play.
Gibson Johnson had a blocked shot on Fullerton’s next possession and made a hook shot on the other end to push the lead to six. Drammeh made five of six free throws in the final minute to help seal the win.
The Rainbow Warriors (14-13, 8-6 Big West) forced overtime when Drammeh made the first of two free throws with 4.2 seconds left to tie the game at 46 and Khalil Ahmad did not get a final shot off in time.
Both teams struggled from 3-point range from the outset, finishing the first half a combined 1-of-22. Noah had 13 points as UH led 23-21 with no other player in the game scoring more than four points.
Tre’ Goggins finished with 15 points for the Titans (13-13, 7-6), who had a four-game winning streak snapped.
The Rainbow Warriors wrap up the regular season at UC Davis on Thursday and at Long Beach State on Saturday.