HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawai’i men’s basketball team suffered a second consecutive road loss on Saturday night, falling to Cal Poly 88-80.
The loss now drops UH (16-11,7-6 BWC) to fourth in the Big West Conference and marks the second loss for the team in three days.
Cal Poly shot 53 percent from the field, including 14-of-24 from beyond the arc (58 percent) turning a two point deficit into an eight-point home win.
Donovan Fields was on fire, dropping 28 points to help the Mustangs (6-19, 2-10 BWC) snap a five-game losing streak and help keep their Big West Tournament dreams alive.
Once again it was forward Zigmars Raimo leading the way for UH with 21 points and seven rebounds.
Starting point guard Drew Buggs was sidelined the entire second half enabling senior Brocke Stepteau to have one of the best games of this season, with 11 points and a career-high 11 assists, and no turnovers.
The Mustangs hit nine of their 14 three-pointers in the second half and finished the game with a narrow 35-34 rebounding advantage. UH lost despite committing a season-low four turnovers.
UH will now head back to the Stan Sheriff Center for its final home game of the season when it host CSUN on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. UH’s three seniors - Drammeh, Stepteau and Jack Purchase will be honored following the game.