College basketball: Riverside bounces reeling Rainbow Warriors

HONOLULU — Menno Dijkstra scored 17 points, Chance Murray added 16 points with six assists and UC Riverside beat Hawaii 64-60 on Wednesday night, extending the Rainbow Warriors’ losing streak to four.

Hawaii’s Brocke Stepteau cut the deficit to 59-57 with 45 seconds left on a 3-pointer and after DJ Sylvester answered with a 3, Stepteau added another 3 to make it 62-60. Dijkstra sealed it at the line with two makes.

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Sylvester finished with 12 points for UC Riverside (6-17, 1-8 Big West).

Michael Thomas led Hawaii (13-9, 4-5) with 18 points. Stepteau added 11 and Jack Purchase grabbed 10 rebounds. The Rainbow Warriors shot just 33 percent from the field.

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The visiting team won for the fifth straight time in the series.

Hawaii was just 10-of-30 shooting in the first half but it was tied at 30-all after UC Riverside was outrebounded 22-9. The Bows finished with a 40-26 edge on the glass.