Reese Morgan's steal, free throws help seal Cal Poly's 61-57 win over Hawaii in overtime



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HONOLULU — Reese Morgan hit a 3-pointer with 7 seconds left, stole the inbounds pass and hit two free throws to give Cal Poly a 61-57 overtime victory over Hawaii on Wednesday.

Morgan scored five of Cal Poly's final seven points in regulation, but missed an open 3-pointer at the buzzer. His teammate Brian Bennett knotted the game at 61-all with 1:16 left to force overtime.

Morgan hit two 3-pointers in overtime.

Bennett led Cal Poly (8-5, 1-0 Big West Conference) with 20 points. Morgan hit all eight of his free throws and finished with 17 points.

Aaron Valdes scored 20 points for Hawaii (12-5, 0-1). The Rainbow Warriors forced Cal Poly into a season-high 18 turnovers.

Cal Poly jumped out to an early 16-6 lead after holding Hawaii to just two field goals in the first eight minutes. Hawaii stayed close despite shooting 24 percent in the half and trailed 30-23.

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