Later in the game with the Bulldogs now down five, bell starts the fast-break himself, splitting defenders with the terrific bounce pass for Alex Blair and the easy jam.
Then with just over 3-minutes remaining the game, Hawaii looked to seize control, Bill Amis put the Warriors up 62-55 with a dunk of his own.
But Fresno State got hot when it counted. Then it was Kevin Bell's turn from the wing, and with a 1:25 to go, the Bulldogs claimed their first lead since early in the second half when Eddie Miller was good on this off-balance three, making it 64-63.
Hawaii though, would retake the lead on the other end after a pair of Matt Gibson free throws.
Fresno State wasn't done, fouled on his way to the bucket, Dwight O'Neal with :12 seconds remaining gave the Dogs the lead right back after hitting both foul shots; including banking the first one off the backboard.
Hawaii's desperation three was no good as Fresno State was able to hold on for the victory.
Kevin Bell finished with a game high 27-points as Steve Cleveland's Bulldogs get back in the win column for the first time since beating LA Tech two and a half weeks ago.
Next up, the Dogs game in the bracket-buster event Saturday with Cal Poly at the Save Mart Center.