HONOLULU, Dec. 31 -- Ron Slay came off the bench to score 16 points as fifth-ranked Tennessee captured the Rainbow Classic Saturday night for the first time in six visits with a 69-58 victory over Hawaii in the championship game.
Vincent Yarbrough added 15 points, Tony Harris contributed 11 and Isiah Victor 10 and 10 rebounds for Tennessee (13-1), which improved to 9-9 all-time in this tournament.
The Volunteers' 69 points was their lowest output of the season, but proved good enough to stretch their winning streak to four games since losing for the first time on December 19 to Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic.
Predrag Savovic had 22 points and 14 rebounds for Hawaii (6-5), which had its winning streak stopped at four games.
Charles Hathaway chipped in eight points and five rebounds as nine of the 10 Tennessee players to see action scored at least one point.
The Volunteers went into intermission tied at 36-36 but outscored Hawaii by 11 points in the second half. They shot 46 percent (26-for-56) from the field, but made just 2-of-12 (17 percent) from 3-point range.
Phil Martin collected 12 points and Mindaugas Burneika scored eight for the Rainbows, who shot 40 percent (22-for-55) but were outrebounded, 40-33.
Tennessee held a one-point lead with 3:31 left before embarking on a 12-3 run to end the contest.