Samuta Avea registered 15 points and nine rebounds as Hawaii defeated Florida A&M 65-52 on Friday night.
Bernardo da Silva had 11 points and seven rebounds for Hawaii (1-0). Zigmars Raimo added 10 points. Drew Buggs had seven rebounds for the home team.
Rod Melton had 11 points for the Rattlers (0-2). Kamron Reaves added 11 points. M.J. Randolph had six rebounds.
D.J. Jones, the Rattlers' leading scorer coming into the contest at 12.0 points per game, failed to make a shot (0 of 7).
Hawaii plays South Dakota at home on Sunday. Florida A&M matches up against Pacific on Sunday.
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