When it came down to the wire, Eddie Stansberry delivered—the senior guard's clutch 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds sealed a 76-75 Hawai'i victory over UC Davis on the program's 100th season night.
On top of his clutch game-winning shot, Stansberry led all 'Bows with 23 points. Senior Zigmars Raimo and sophomore Justin Hemsley contributed to 14 points apiece.
Hawai'i moves to 13-6 overall and 4-1 in the Big West Conference with the win over the Aggies.
The 'Bows got off to a solid start, leading 9-3 at the first media timeout. UCD responded back as the Aggies went on a 10-0 run to lead 19-6. The Aggies turned it around after going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc. However, the 'Bows fired back with an 11-2 run of their own to lead 29-24 with 7:57 left in the first half.
At the half, Stansberry and Hemsley carried the offensive load, combining for 22 of the 'Bows points. The 'Bows held a 42-38 lead.
Drew Buggs hit consecutive buckets to start the second half, including a fast break by Stansberry to lead 50-42. The Aggies went on a 9-0 run to take the lead, 55-54 with 12:02 remaining.
With seven minutes left, the 'Bows and Aggies tied it at 61-61. UCD's 11-1 run gave the team a 69-62 advantage, but the 'Bows weren't going down without a fight. Buggs' 3-pointer pulled the 'Bows within six points with less than three minutes remaining.
On the next possession, Buggs found Stansberry as he shot his 10th shot of the game to lead 73-72. The Aggies regained the lead as it came down to the wire, but Buggs eventually found Stansberry again to seal the win for the 'Bows.
Next week the 'Bows face CSUN in another BWC match-up back at the Stan Sheriff on Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.