Recap - Hawaii Defeats Santa Barbara 70-66
Jace Tavita scored 17 points leading Hawaii to a 70-66 victory over Santa Barbara at Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday.
Bettors who backed Hawaii were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8.
Hawaii got 16 points from Vander Joaquim and another 14 points from Hauns Brereton. Jace Tavita contributed 5 assists, while Vander Joaquim cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.
Santa Barbara got a 27-point performance from Kyle Boswell, who was supported by 14 points from Alan Williams. T.J. Taylor had 3 assists in a losing cause for Santa Barbara, while Alan Williams grabbed 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Hawaii were victorious, as the score was 30-28 at the break.
Hawaii won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-27.