NCAA Tournament March Madness

#168 Hawaii

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Projection: need to automatically qualify

Hawaii's path to the Big Dance is clear-cut—they must win their conference tournament to punch their ticket. Their overall resume lacks the marquee victories that would demand attention from the selection committee. The close loss to a solid Nevada squad and a convincing win against UC Irvine late in the season show glimpses of potential, but losses to teams like CS Fullerton and UC Santa Barbara, generally seen as less competitive, drag down their case. Additionally, without any standout victories against top-tier opponents to bolster their argument, Hawaii's best bet is undoubtedly to secure the Big West's automatic bid. Their defensive statistics suggest some mettle, but with their offensive numbers not jumping off the page, the Warriors will need to rely on that defensive toughness and consistency to navigate through the conference tournament successfully.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/21Northern Arizona287W70-61
11/25(N)San Diego251W77-66
12/3Cent Arkansas336W95-76
12/22Georgia Tech130L73-68
12/30CS Fullerton245L63-61
1/4@CS Bakersfield256W78-67
1/6@CS Northridge221L76-66
1/11UC Irvine73L60-50
1/13UC Riverside210W63-56
1/18@Long Beach St157L79-71
1/20@UC San Diego125L67-61
1/25UC Santa Barbara214L78-61
1/27Cal Poly339W83-73
2/1@CS Fullerton245W76-68
2/3@UC Irvine73L93-68
2/8UC San Diego125W94-86
2/10UC Davis170W87-70
2/15@Cal Poly339W80-51
2/17@UC Santa Barbara214L77-71
2/24Long Beach St157W73-65
2/29@UC Davis170L75-63
3/2@UC Riverside210W76-73
3/6CS Northridge221W72-70
3/9CS Bakersfield256W74-57
3/14(N)CS Northridge221W75-68
3/15(N)UC Davis170L68-65