After falling behind by 26 points late in the first half, Hawaii cut the deficit to single digits after the break. However, it wasn't enough against No. 24 UNLV.
Anthony Bennett had 16 points, eight rebounds, and three blocks to lead the Rebels to a 77-63 victory against the Warriors on Saturday night.
Christian Standhardinger had 27 points to tie his career high and Vander Joaquim had 12 for Hawaii (4-2).
''We weren't ready to come out in the first half,'' Standhardinger said. ''They ran all over us. In the second half, we showed some heart and some intensity.
The Warriors, who were down 49-27 at halftime, closed within eight points twice in the second half - the first at 61-53 with 6:03 remaining on two free throws by Joaquim.
Katin Reinhardt followed with a 3-pointer as UNLV (5-1) increased the lead back to double digits.
After another free throw by Joaquim, UNLV's Justin Hawkins hit another 3 to make it 67-54 with 5:13 left. Joaquim hit the Warriors' only 3-pointer to pull...