UH men’s basketball falls to UC Riverside in first loss of season

UH men’s basketball falls to UC Riverside in first loss of season
UH falls to UC Riverside in first loss of season (Source: Twitter/@UCRMBB)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warriors basketball team suffered their first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to UC Riverside 70-68.

In game two of a two game series versus the Highlanders, Hawaii and UCR would go back and forth until the very end, culminating with a tie game at 68 a piece with less than a minute left on the clock.

UCR’s Arinze Chidom’s layup with 2 seconds left in the game would seal the deal for the Highlanders, handing the ‘Bows their first loss of the year — moving to 3-1 on the season.

UH’s Casdon Jardine went off Saturday night for the home team, knocking a game high 26 points and nine rebounds, along with a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range.

Despite the outstanding performance, it wasn’t enough for UH to secure the clean sweep against the Highlanders, after taking them down 88-83 on Friday.

The ‘Bows return home next week to face Big West newcomer Cal State Bakersfield in a two-game series starting on Friday — tip off from SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center is set for 7:00 p.m. Hawaii time, broadcasting on Spectrum Sports.

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