Hawaii shot 60% (33-55) from the field and 50% (7-14) from the 3-point line on the way to a 74-61 win over David Patrick’s Sacramento State in the first round of the North Shore Classic at Cannon Activities Center.
Hawaii got off to an incredible start, shooting a ridiculous 74% (20-27) in the first half, including 4-of-5 from distance. That propelled Hawaii to a 44-30 halftime lead. In a game that saw them lead for 39 minutes, Sacramento State would get no closer than 11 points of the Hawaii lead in the second half. Hawaii did cool off late in the second half when they went the final four minutes of the contest without a point.
Sacramento State shot well from the field (47%), but were not up to par defensively, which included Hawaii turning the ball over just seven times. Sacramento State shot 24% (4-17) from the 3-point line compared to 59% (20-34) from inside the arc. Both teams had the same amount of rebounds, and 10 of Sacramento State’s 26 boards were on the offensive glass.