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.
Hassan Diarra commits to play for Aggies, coach Buzz Williams
Guard Hassan Diarra, who averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists on the Nike EYBL circuit last spring and summer, has committed to Texas A&M and coach Buzz Williams.
White says Nembhard is pretty unique
There are high expectations for guard Andrew Nembhard this season as he exhibits great leadership as a sophomore.
Gators have to get better in order to max out as a team
Florida head coach Mike White and guard Andrew Nembhard join the SEC Now desk to discuss Nembhard's growing leadership.