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College Men's Basketball: Cal Poly wins in Hawaii

So much for the distractions of playing a road game in Hawaii.

The Cal Poly men’s basketball team turned in one of its best performances of the season in a 102-89 road win over the Warriors in a BracketBuster game that ended early Sunday morning.

Lorenzo Keeler scored a team-high 31 points for the Mustangs, including going 16 of 16 from the foul line.

Leading 23-18 midway through the first half, Cal Poly broke the game open with a 10-0 run to claim a 33-18 lead.

The lead ballooned to as many as 23 points on a Keeler jumper late in the half. Cal Poly led 51-30 at halftime.

The Mustangs (10-16) were able to withstand a game-high 39-point performance from Hawaii’s Roderick Flemings, who rallied the Warriors to within eight points early in the second half.

Cal Poly scored in triple figures for the first time since a 100-79 win over Portland State in 2001.

Shawn Lewis added 17 points for Cal Poly, while Kyle Odister scored 15 and Jordan Lewis poured in 12.

The Mustangs were lights out from the field, hitting on 61.5 percent of their attempts including 11 of 21 from 3-point range.

The Warriors (9-17), who shot 45.2 percent from the floor, have lost eight consecutive games dating to Jan. 17.

Cal Poly will return to conference play next week, hosting Cal State Fullerton in a game that will be televised by Fox Sports West at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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