Rainbow Warriors losing streak continues, CSUN runs away with 77-71 victory

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The slide continues for the Rainbow Warriors as they lost their fifth-straight game of the season against Cal State Northridge Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center, 77-71.

Hawaii (13-10, 4-6 BWC) began Big West Conference play 4-1 and were in first place in the conference just a couple of weeks ago. But after five-straight losses, the Warriors are now 4-6 in the Big West while the Matadors (6-19, 3-8 BWC) picked up the upset victory on the road after dropping their first meeting against Hawaii earlier this season.

The Warriors defense couldn't stop CSUN from scoring as the Matadors shot an absurd 65 percent from the field including 47 percent from three-point range. Hawaii shot a decent  percentage (51 percent) to stay within striking distance throughout the game, but never looked like stealing back the lead.

CSUN was led by Michael Warren and Tavrion Dawson who both scored 22 points apiece. For the Warriors, Drew Buggs led the home team in scoring with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting including 3-of-3 from deep. Mike Thomas added 14 points while Brocke Stepteau chipped in 10 points and four assists.

Hawaii will look to snap this five-game losing streak next Thursday against UC Irvine on the road. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. HT.

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