Late shot lifts UC Riverside over Hawaii 70-68

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Arinze Chidom made a hook shot with two seconds left and finished with 15 points as UC Riverside edged Hawaii 70-68 on Saturday.

Looking to sweep the two-game set, Casdon Jardine scored a career-high 26 points and had nine rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (3-1, 1-1 Big West), who led 66-62 until Flynn Cameron (14 points) hit a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one with 1:15 left. On the ensuing possession, Jardine scored his final points on a jumper, but Highlands center Jock Perry drained a 3-pointer to tie the game 68-68 with 34 seconds left.

After a timeout, Justin Webster missed a 3-pointer that went out of bounds with 16 seconds left to set up Chidom’s go-ahead basket in the paint.

Jardine helped UH erase a 12-point second-half lead for Riverside (4-2, 1-1). The 6-foot-7 senior forward, a transfer from Utah Valley, shot 10 of 12, including 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Junior Madut scored nine points. James Jean-Marie, who had a career-high 24 points Friday as Hawaii edged Riverside 88-83, was just 2 of 8 from the floor and finished with six points.

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