Collin Welp added 15 points for UC Irvine, which has won six in a row against Hawaii.
Welp made two free throws to give UCI (17-10, 9-2 Big West Conference) a 13-point lead with 2:26 to play but Drew Buggs and Justin Webster answered with back-to-back 3-pointers to spark a 10-0 run that made it 66-63 when Zigmars Raimo made a layup with 36 seconds left but Leonard and Worku each made a pair of foul shots to cap the scoring.
Buggs led Hawaii (14-10, 5-5) with 17 points and seven assists and Eddie Stansberry scored 10 points.
The Rainbow Warriors have lost their last four games.
Bracketology: Your Way-Too-Early March Madness bracket for 2021, Version 1
We were supposed to crown a national champion on Monday, but we'll have to settle for taking a longing look toward next year's bracket.
Georgetown College (KY), Minnesota State, MIT, Barry University all recognized on #SeniorNight
This edition of #SeniorNight recognizes Chris Coffey for his outstanding season with Georgetown College (KY), Carly Esselman for her game-ending homer in her final at-bat for Minnesota State softball, Matt Johnston for his four homer game for MIT baseball
Carlik Jones commits to Louisville as grad transfer from Radford
Guard Carlik Jones, the top graduate transfer in the country, announced Sunday night that he has committed to Louisville. Jones was the Big South Player of the Year this past season while at Radford.