HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - University of Hawaii junior forward Stefan Jankovic scored a career-high 34 points, and the Rainbow Warriors outlasted Cal State Northridge, 69-63, in California on Thursday.
Jankovic, who shot a remarkable 12-of-13 from the floor against the Matadors, scored 23 of his 34 points in the second half. He also contributed 8 rebounds and two blocks for the 'Bows, who improved to 21-3 (10-1 BWC) on the season.
The win was historic for the 'Bows, who have now tied the 1971-1972 team for the program's best record through 24 games.
No other Rainbow Warrior player scored in double figures against the Matadors. Roderick Bobbitt added 9 points on 2-10 shooting, and Mike Thomas scored 7 points to go along with his game-high 11 rebounds.
CSUN junior guard Kendall Smith, younger brother of Hawaii's Quincy Smith, led the Matadors with 13 points and 3 assists.
Hawaii next travels to Irvine, California for a rematch with the Anteaters on Saturday.