Danae Miller hit a 14-footer at the buzzer to give UCSB a 57-56 women’s basketball win at Hawai’i on Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.
UCSB (14-15, 9-7 Big West) took over second place in the Big West with a game to play before the conference tournament. UH (14-14, 8-7), which suffered its fourth straight loss, fell into a tie for third with Cal State Fullerton.
Julissa Tago hit two free throws for a 56-55 Rainbow Wahine lead with 9.4 seconds left.
UCSB called timeout to advance the ball. After UH took two fouls to drain some clock, UCSB had 4.1 seconds left.
Miller dribbled from the top of the key to the right and put up a fadeaway jumper over Jadynn Alexander, with the ball escaping her hands with a fraction of a second before the horn.
Gauchos freshman Ila Lane, the leading rebounder in the country entering the night at 13.3 per game, led UCSB with 20 points on 10-for-14 shooting and grabbed five rebounds. Guard Coco Miller added 15 points for the visitors. Danae Miller scored nine.