San Francisco lost the first of two games in Hawaii 81-80, but for once no one blamed the referees. A Missouri Valley Conference official joined a Hawaiian ref in working the contest, and the Dons actually shot more free throws than the Rainbows. USF could not stop 7-foot Tommy Barker (23 points) or sophomore Guard Henry Hollingsworth (24), and Hawaii freshman Reggie Carter kept his team's offense moving with 19 assists. The next night USF's 6'6" guard, Marlon Redmond, scored 30 points and freshman Forward James Hardy hit a jumper at the end of the second overtime to win the rematch for the Dons 105-103.
Disappointing Arizona stretched its losing streak to three by falling to Nevada-Las Vegas 98-94 and Idaho State 87-82. The Wildcats pulled out of their slump with an 83-81 victory over SMU, but they needed Bob Elliott's three-point play with 1:40 left to do it. Arizona State also faced SMU and Idaho State, and came away with a pair of wins, 88-85 over the Mustangs and 82-81 over the Bengals.
Las Vegas stretched its record to 6-0 in a 122-82 shootout with South Alabama while UTEP's weak offense limped to a 53-48 decision over West Texas State.
Unbeaten Washington got 28 points from Clarence Ramsey and 21 more from 7-foot James Edwards in trouncing Montana State 113-79. UCLA was idle.
1. UCLA (2-1)
2. SAN FRANCISCO (5-1)