Thomas scores 24 with 11 boards; Hawaii beats CSU Northridge
LOS ANGELES (AP) Mike Thomas had 24 points and 11 rebounds and freshman Drew Buggs added 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists to help Hawaii beat CSU Northridge 65-46 on Saturday night.
Thomas made 10 of 11 from the field. Gibson Johnson finished with eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for Hawaii (10-5, 1-1 Big West).
Thomas had four points, while Brocke Stepteau and Sheriff Drammeh each hit a 3-pointer, as the Rainbow Warriors scored 14 of the first 16 points and led by double figures the rest of the way. Thomas converted a 3-point play and then threw down a dunk to make it 25-7 fewer than 11 minutes in.
CSUN (3-12, 0-1) shot 30.4 percent (7 of 23) and committed 10 turnovers, while Hawaii hit 15 of 28 (53.6 percent) from the field, in the first half.
Updated January 7, 2018