Rainbow Warriors basketball fall to UC Riverside in Big West quarterfinals

Rainbow Warriors basketball fall to UC Riverside in Big West quarterfinals
The Rainbow Warriors basketball team had their 2021 season cut short after a 62-52 loss to UC Riverside in the quarterfinals of the BigWest Tournament in Las Vegas. (Source: Hawaii Athletics)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warriors basketball team had their 2021 season cut short after a 62-52 loss to UC Riverside in the quarterfinals of the BigWest Tournament in Las Vegas.

The ‘Bows came out flat in the first half only shooting 10-for-27 from the field, trailing 26-24 at the half, but UH kept it close in the second half, getting the game tied up at 49 thanks to Junior Madut’s 3-pointer with a little over 6 minutes left in the contest.

The Highlanders, however, would not be denied outscoring the Warriors 13-3 down the stretch — UH finish the season at 11-10.

UH’s Madut led the team in scoring with 12 points, while Mate Colina was the only other ‘Bow to score double digit points.

This loss marks Hawaii’s fourth-straight Big West quarterfinal loss, the Rainbow Warriors have not won the Big West since 2016.

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