Warriors Open Wac Play With Victory Over UTEP - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News, Weather and Sports

January 3, 2003

Warriors Open Wac Play With Victory Over UTEP

(El Paso, Texas-AP) -- The University of Hawaii men's basketball team scored a 64-52 victory over Texas-El Paso Thursday night on the mainland. It was the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

Carl English led the Rainbow Warriors with 17 points. Teammate Michael Kuebler added 16 as Hawaii improved to 8-1 overall. Nkeruwem Akpan had 12 rebounds for UH.

Trailing 18-10 with ten minutes remaining in the first half, UTEP went on a 12-0 run to take a 22-18 lead with 4:22 left. Hawaii then rebounded to take a 26-23 halftime lead. UTEP dropped to 2-8.

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