HONOLULU (AP) - Vander Joaquim scored 19 points and Joston Thomas added 16 as the University of Hawaii men's basketball team defeated New Orleans 82-58 Tuesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Shaquille Stokes scored 11 points off the bench and Jeremiah Ostrowski had 10 assists for the Rainbow Warriors, who ended the game on a 37-18 run. Joaquim scored the first seven points of the surge.
Hawaii (15-10) jumped to a 24-4 lead behind nine points from Hans Brereton. Then New Orleans made four consecutive 3-pointers during a 21-6 run to get within 30-25 with 5:30 remaining in the half. Brandon Knight had nine points during the run, including a 3-pointer, Max Banchy hit two 3s and Brandon Canady contributed a four-point play.
Canady scored 16 points and Knight added 15 for New Orleans (15-12), which is making the transition from Division I to Division II.
The Rainbow Warriors shot 52 percent (31-of-60) from the field, while the Privateers made 33 percent of their shots.
UH next plays at Montana in a Sears BracketBusters game Saturday.