The University of Hawai'i women's basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Big West) hosts the 2015 Waikiki Beach Marriott Rainbow Wahine Showdown, Nov. 27-29 at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Basketball fans will get a chance to see the Rainbow Wahine face some of the nation's top teams from CSU Bakersfield of the Western Athletic Conference, Arizona State of the Pac-12, and No. 2 South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference.
UH comes off of a 1-1 weekend hosting the Bank of Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine Classic, defeating Loyola Marymount, 65-51 but suffering its' first loss of the season to Washington State, 52-62. Senior Connie Morris, who led the 'Bows with a season-high 16-points against LMU, and junior Briana Harris, who recorded 19 points and three treys against WSU, were both named to the all-tournament team.
The Rainbow Wahine open the tournament on Friday, Nov. 20 against CSU Bakersifeld at 5:00 p.m., followed by Arizona State, Nov. 28 at 4:00 p.m. for "Dad & Daughter Night" with an autograph session to follow and will conclude play against South Carolina on Nov. 29 at 5:00 p.m. All games will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Hawai'i trails 1-2 in the series against CSU Bakersfield. The Rainbow Wahine faced the Roadrunners just last season in Bakersfield, Calif., falling short 69-78 on Dec. 13, 2014. When UH hosted CSUB back in 2010, the Rainbow Wahine picked up their only win over the Roadrunners 84-74.
UH is 0-4 all-time against Arizona State. In their last meeting on Nov. 9, 2013, the Rainbow Wahine fell 44-84 to ASU in Tempe, Ariz., suffering their largest margin of defeat against the Sun Devils to date.
South Carolina leads the series 3-0 over UH. The Rainbow Wahine have hosted the Gamecocks in all three meetings and haven't faced SC since Nov. 25, 1990, where they lost 61-81.
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