SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Julian Sensley's 3-pointer with 2.2
seconds remaining lifted Hawaii to a 61-60 win over San Jose State
on Saturday, giving the Rainbow Warriors their first back-to-back
road wins in more than two years.
Sensley finished with 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists
while Ahmet Gueye had a team-high 19 points and eight rebounds for
The Rainbow Warriors (16-9, 9-5 WAC), who beat Idaho 70-66 on
Wednesday, had not won consecutive games on the road since January
2004. The win was Hawaii's sixth straight against San Jose (6-22,
2-12) but just the fifth in their last 26 away from home.
Sensley's shot came after Alex Elam's 14-foot jumper gave the
Spartans a 60-58 lead with 36 seconds left to play. Elam then made
a diving steal to take the ball away from Hawaii, but San Jose
State's Carlton Spencer missed the front end of a one-and-one
situation and the Rainbow Warriors rebounded.
Sensley, the team's leading scorer and 3-point shooter, then
sank his game-winning shot from 3 feet beyond the arc to give
Hawaii the win. San Jose had one final chance, but Spencer's shot
from just beyond half-court missed.
Matt Lojeski had 14 points and four blocks for the Rainbow
Elam and Spencer finished with 15 points apiece for San Jose
State, which dropped its sixth straight and 10th in 11 games.
The Spartans led 58-51 on Elam's three-point play with 5:08
remaining but made just one shot the rest of the way. Hawaii began
its comeback when Gueye scored on a three-point play followed by a
short baseline jumper from Sensley. Chris Botez's driving dunk tied
the game at 58 before Elam's jumper put San Jose State back on top,
setting the stage for Sensley's heroics.
Hawaii trailed by as many as 11 in the first half and was behind
33-25 with under a minute remaining before Lojeski's 3-pointer with
47 seconds remaining pulled the Rainbow Warriors within 33-28 at