FULLERTON, Calif. — Eddie Stansberry had 25 points as Hawaii topped Cal State Fullerton 75-69 on Thursday night in the Big West Conference opener for both teams.
Drew Buggs had 17 points and six rebounds for Hawaii (10-5). Samuta Avea added 11 points. Bernardo da Silva had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the visitors.
Austen Awosika had 22 points for the Titans (5-11). Jackson Rowe added 16 points and nine rebounds. Brandon Kamga had 12 points.
Hawaii faces UC Irvine on the road on Saturday. Cal State Fullerton plays UC Riverside on the road on Saturday.
• The UH women’s basketball team dropped its Big West opener, 58-54 at CSUN. The Rainbow Wahine (6-8) have lost three consecutive games. Sophomore Myrrah Joseph led the ‘Bows offensively with 11 points and pulled down a team-high six rebounds, but turned the ball over five times.