Stepteau leads UH to win over Fullerton

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Brocke Stepteau had 21 points to lead the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team to a 71-59 win over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.

Zigmars Raimo had 12 points, while Drew Buggs added seven rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (18-12, 9-7 Big West Conference), who entered the game already locked into the fourth seed for this week’s Big West tournament.

Hawaii headed to the locker room at halftime trailing narrowly, 34-33, but the Rainbow Warriors were able to outscore the Titans 38-25 in the second half to roll to the 12-point victory. The Titans’ 25 points in the second half were a season low for the team.

Jackson Rowe had 16 points for Cal State Fullerton (14-16, 10-6). Khalil Ahmad added 11 points and Kyle Allman Jr. scored 10.

The Rainbow Warriors will take on No. 5 Long Beach State in the quarterfinals of the Big West tournament on Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. HST