HONOLULU - Rob Chubb's dunk with four seconds left put Auburn back on top after its first deficit of the game, and the Tigers beat the University of Hawaii men's basketball team 65-62 on Thursday in a Diamond Head Classic first-round game at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Vander Joaquim's basket with 10 seconds to go had put UH (5-5) in front 62-61.
The Rainbow Warriors will face Xavier, ranked 14th in the nation by The Associated Press, today in a consolation game.
Hawaii’s Zane Johnson looks for room to shoot as Auburn’s Varez Ward defends during the Tigers’ 65-62 win over the Rainbow Warriors in a Diamond Head Classic game Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
After Chubb's dunk, Auburn (8-1) stole the inbounds pass and Chris Denson hit a pair of free throws. The Warriors were not able to get another shot off in time.
Zane Johnson scored 18 points for UH. Frankie Sullivan had 17 for Auburn.