ANCHORAGE – Junior guard Bobby Nash and senior guard Matt Lojeski scored 17 points to help Hawaii past Hofstra 80-79 in Game 3 of the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout tonight at the Sullivan Arena.
The Rainbow Warriors (3-1) benefited from a 14-point advantage from the free throw line, connecting on 26 of 31 attempts (83.9 percent), including hitting 24 of 29 attempts in the second half. The Pride (0-3), who attempted 10 fewer free throws, shot just 46.7 percent from the charity stripe for the game (12-21).
After trailing by as many as 11 in the second half, Hofstra would fight back and tie the game at 71-71 on a layup by Loren Stokes with remaining. But
Nash (5-13 FG, 1-4 3FG, 6-6 FT) helped
The bigger Warriors, who held a 38-29 advantage on the glass, also received 12 points from senior forward Ahmet Gueye and 10 from junior forward P.J. Owsley.
Hofstra senior guard Loren Stokes recorded a game-high 29 points, with 20 coming in the second half.