Alex Hart's tip-in with two seconds left gave UC Santa Barbara a 56-54 victory over Hawaii on Thursday night.
Hawaii's Leland Green hit a 3-pointer with 1:22 to go to tie the game. The Gauchos turned the ball over but Green missed a jumper giving the ball to UCSB with 32 seconds remaining. Clifton Powell missed a jumper but Hart was able to tip the ball in over a crowd in the paint.
The victory snapped an eight-game losing streak for the Gauchos (3-21, 2-10 Big West) while the Rainbow Warriors (12-13, 6-6) lost their second straight.
Hart scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds for UCSB.
Gibson Johnson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his first double-double at Hawaii.
UCSB led 32-26 at halftime. Hawaii rallied to tie with 13 minutes left in the game before UCSB built a nine-point lead with 8:39 left.
The teams split the season series with Hawaii winning 78-56 on Jan. 28.