Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Sometimes finishing first isn't all it's cracked up to be.
According to head coach Laura Beeman, it's just fine if the Rainbow Wahine basketball team remains third in the Big West Conference standings -- of course that's providing the Bows earn a pair of wins to finish the regular season this week.
Hawaii currently sits in third place in the Big West standings and could -- with a little help -- finish as high as first or second in the conference. The structure of the Big West tournament provide first and second round byes for the top pair of seeds, while the third and fourth seeds receive round one byes. Beeman says the latter set up suits her squad.
"If we go one and two we'll have to prepare a different way but if we go in the three spot i'm really ok with that. We'll have a good amount of time off. Good enough to prepare for whoever it is we may play and then have another day off for another day of prep for teams we've seen two times now.:
The women's Big West tournament begins on Tuesday, March 12th with the five, six, seven and eighth seeds vying for a spot in the second round.
Hawaii ends it's regular season by hosting CS Riverside on Thursday (7pm HST) and CSU Fullerton on Saturday (7pm).