Johnson helps UC Riverside upset Hawaii 77-71
HONOLULU (AP) Secean Johnson hit 13-of-14 free throws, including six in the final 75 seconds, and scored 19 points as UC Riverside upset Hawaii 77-71 on Thursday night.
Jaylen Bland led the Highlanders (14-15, 5-8 Big West) with 20 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and DJ Sylvester had 18. Johnson had 10 rebounds as Riverside snapped a four-game losing streak.
Aaron Valdes had 20 for Hawaii (23-4, 11-2), which lost a six-game winning streak. Roderick Bobbitt 17 and Stefan Jankovic 12 with 10 boards.
Riverside led 36-32 at halftime and was up by 10 with 9:18 to play.
Hawaii caught up with just more than five minutes to go and had a one-point lead on a jumper by Bobbitt with 2:33 remaining but four straight free throws put Riverside back on top 72-69 with 1:15 remaining.
Riverside was 17 of 19 from the line in the second half.