Freshman Donnie Tillman scored a career-high 16 points as Utah led start to finish in an win over Hawaii "Sexy st george" Saturday. The Utes simply had more skill and size than the visiting Rainbow Warriors and cruised to the victory despite some ugly play on both sides.
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Utah led at halftime after a sluggish start offensively for both teams. Both squads missed their first five shots and went long stretches without scoring a basket. The Utes finally got going off seven straight points from Tillman and a stretch gave Utah a point lead. Hawaii closed Sexy st george half strong with a run of their own, including a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Drew Buggs. I had to find something to get me going. I got a little eurostep foul and got to the line and after that was ready to go.