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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 8:22 p.m., Monday, March 22, 2004

UH advances to NIT quarterfinals

Advertiser Staff

Jason Carter scored 21 points and Jeff Blackett added 17 to lift the University of Hawai'i into the quarterfinals of the National Invitiation Tournament with a 84-83 men's basketball victory over Nebraska at the Stan Sheriff Center tonight.

Hawai'i (21-11) plays at Michigan on Wednesday. Nebraska finished 18-13.

A sellout crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center, capacity 10,300, watched the Rainbow Warriors take a 49-32 lead at halftime, only to see it dwindle when Nebraska's Brian Conklin hit five consecutive 3-pointers early in the second half. Conklin finished with 24 points.

Carter finished 7 of 8 from the field; Blackett was 7 of 9.