02/21 00:53 CST Dawson putback gives Hawaii 56-55 win over Riverside
Dawson putback gives Hawaii 56-55 win over Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) --- Justin Webster scored 18 points and Carper Dawson
scored on a putback with 31.1 seconds to play and Hawaii pulled out a 56-55 win
over UC Riverside on Thursday night.
The Highlandears called a timeout with 24.6 seconds remaining before Callum
McRae missed a contested shot from the lane with 3.6 seconds to go and a fade
away from Dominick Pickett was an airball as time ran out.
Eddie Stansberry added 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (15-10, 6-5 Big West
Conference), who ended a four-game losing streak.
McRae had 16 points and nine rebounds for Riverside (14-14, 4-8), which has
lost six straight. Pickett had 12.
Hawaii led by as many as 16 in the first half and had a 37-23 lead at the half.
A Stansberry 3-pointer to open the second half produced the big lead but the
Highlanders fought back.
Riverside was up 55-52 with the ball but when Pickett missed a 3-pointer, Drew
Buggs ripped the rebound out of a Highlanders' and earned a foul call. He made
two free throws at the 1:02 mark. Buggs also got the rebound off the next
Riverside miss, pushed the ball upcourt and fed it to a cutting Zigmars Raimo
for a layup but the ball rolled off. However Dawson wasn't blocked out and had
an easy putback for the win.
Hawaii plays at Long Beach on Saturday. UC Riverside goes to Cal Poly on
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