Hawaii nips St. Mary's in thriller 76-74 - NBC Sports

Hawaii nips St. Mary's in thriller 76-74
December 24, 2013, 1:52 am

HONOLULU (AP) Christian Standhardinger made a 14-foot baseline jumper with 1.4 seconds left as Hawaii beat Saint Mary's 76-74 in a thrilling consolation semifinal of the Diamond Head Classic on Monday.

Standhardinger scored 14 of his game-high 22 in the first half and three other players scored in double-figures for the Rainbow Warriors (8-3). Isaac Fotu scored 13 points, Brandon Spearman 12 and Aaron Valdes added 10. Standhardinger was just 4 of 12 from the field, but 14 of 17 on free throws. Hawaii shot 22 of 29 (75.9 percent) from the free-throw line and 50 percent from the field.

Brad Waldow had 17 points and James Walker III added 16 to lead the Gaels (9-2), who committed 17 turnovers.

There were 11 ties and five lead changes in the game.

Hawaii will play Oregon State in the fifth-place game, while Saint Mary's will meet George Mason in the seventh-place game Wednesday.

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