The Rainbow Warriors have won three of their last four.
Stepteau made a pair of foul shots and Sheriff Drammeh made a 3 with 12:08 left and Hawaii (14-8, 5-3 Big West Conference) led 59-53. Long Beach State never got within six points the rest of the way. Jack Purchase added 17 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Hawaii tied a school record with 14 made 3s in 27 attempts (52 percent).
Temidayo Yussuf led the 49ers (8-16, 2-6) with 18 points, Deishuan Booker 11 and Edon Maxhuni 10. Long Beach State controlled the interior by outscoring Hawaii 36-20 but failed to keep pace shooting just 6 of 16 from deep.
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