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.