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'Bows earn national recognition

'Bows earn national recognition

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The University of Hawaii Men's Basketball team has gotten off to one of the hottest starts in program history. The Rainbow Warriors have already impressed fans all over the state, and now are starting to gain national recognition. 

On Monday the associated press released its top 25 ranked teams, and among those outside the poll receiving votes were the Rainbow Warriors, whose 4 votes are the 35th most of any team in the country. 

That's the most UH has received since December 5, 2006. According to ESPN bracketology, it would earn them a 13 seed in the NCAA tournament.
While the Big Dance is certainly the goal for the Warriors, head coach Eran Ganot, says they're not paying much attention to all the chatter. 

"You know, we do a good job of putting our goals early in the year... and we set it aside we lock in on process oriented over goal oriented. We know our goals. We put it aside and lock in everyday on what matters more.... So, it's nice to hear sometimes when I catch a chance to hear our guys, and they talk about that... the biggest game of the year is the next game and I think that's served us well," said Ganot. 

     The bows will need to keep that kind of focus they hit the road later this week for just the second time this season to take on UC Riverside.

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