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Utah falls to Hawaii 68-55 in Honolulu

Utah falls to Hawaii 68-55 in Honolulu

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HONOLULU (AP) -- Zane Johnson scored 17 points, Joston Thomas 15 and Hiram Thompson 13 to lead Hawaii to a 68-55 win over Utah Thursday night in a Diamond Head Classic consolation game.

The Rainbow Warriors (8-3) will play Mississippi State Saturday in the fifth-place game while the Utes (7-5) will meet San Diego for seventh.


Johnson shot 6 of 10 from the field, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers. Thompson, who came off the bench after missing Wednesday's loss to Florida State due to a back injury, played 34 minutes and was 9 of 11 on free throws.

Josh Watkins had 16 points and Will Clyburn 14 for Utah, which was held to just 33.3 percent from the field and 1 of 15 from beyond the arc. David Foster added nine rebounds and four blocks for the Utes.

Vander Joaquim grabbed seven rebounds and Douglas Kurtz six for Hawaii.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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