The University of Hawaii men's basketball team came up just short again in its second consecutive Big West Conference road game.
Mike Caffrey scored 18 points, including the go-ahead floater with two seconds left, as host Long Beach State beat Hawaii 76-72 on Saturday.
Hawaii coach Gib Arnold was then called for a technical foul - his second of the game -and was ejected.
Peter Pappageorge hit both free throws to finish with 15 points for the 49ers (8-8, 4-1).
Brandon Jawato scored 16 points for Hawaii, including a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining that tied it at 72-72. Vander Joaquim scored 13 for the?Rainbow Warriors (9-7, 3-2), who trailed by double-digits in the second half.
On Wednesday, Hawaii lost at UC Irvine 68-64.