(Ruston, Louisiana-AP) -- The University of Hawaii men's basketball team fell to Louisiana Tech tonight on the mainland by a score of 66-65. Zach Johnson hit a pair of free throws with nine seconds left to account for the final score. Johnson then blocked a shot from Hawaii's Carl English at the buzzer to preserve the Tech win.
Michael Kuebler led Hawaii with 27 points. English had 15 points and Nkeruwem Akpan added ten. Mark Campbell grabbed ten rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors.
Hawaii fell to 13-6 on the season and 6-5 in the Western Athletic Conference. Louisiana Tech improved to 8-9 and 5-5.
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