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.
Bills GM says Pats are still the team to beat. Does PTI agree?
Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane says even with Tom Brady gone, the Patriots are still the team to beat and Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon agree.
Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87
Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach Carl Tacy has died at 87.
DePaul extends coach Dave Leitao's contract through 2023-24
Dave Leitao, who guided DePaul to a 16-16 record this season and has a 122-132 mark in eight overall seasons with the Blue Demons, has been extended through the 2023-24 season.