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UH holds off UC Riverside, snaps four-game losing streak

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Justin Webster scored 18 points and Carper Dawson scored on a putback with 31.1 seconds to play, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team pulled out a 56-55 win over UC Riverside on Thursday night.

The Highlanders 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 fadeaway 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.

UH 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 away from the 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 next plays at Long Beach on Saturday.

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