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Hawaii men’s basketball: As expected, ’16 reigns as the sweetest of Hawaii’s Sweet 16

By Dave Reardon on April 7, 2020

When all the Twitter votes were counted, the 2015-16 team was deemed the best of all in the 100 years of University of Hawaii men’s basketball. This edition could already be described as the most accomplished, with the records for most wins and the only UH victory in NCAA Tournament play, as Hawaii finally won on its fifth and most recent dance invitation. This came 14 years after UH’s last previous appearance. That was by the 2001-02 team, which was […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: ‘IncrediBows’ of 2015-16 win 100th Season Best-Team Bracket

By Brian McInnis on April 7, 2020

The people have spoken. By a final split of 70.1 percent to 29.9 percent among 144 votes on Twitter, the top-seeded “IncrediBows” of 2015-16 downed the No. 3-seeded “Internationals” of 2001-02 to claim the championship of the Hawaii basketball 100th Season Best-Team Bracket. The championship of the #HawaiiMBB 100th Season Best-Team Bracket is live. MATCHUP >> No. 1, 2015-16 (Stefan Jankovic, Roderick Bobbitt, Aaron Valdes) VS. >> No. 3, 2001-02 (Predrag Savovic, Carl English, Mark Campbell) Team info/rosters here: https://t.co/0Rb4QYuAR2 […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 2015-16, 2001-02 underway for Best-Team Bracket title

By Warrior World on April 6, 2020

You’ve helped us get this far, and we thank you for that. Memories were revived. Pride was in play. Arguments were made. Now you have one important task remaining — to help us settle the fans’ choice for the singular Hawaii men’s basketball best team of all time. The picks have been made. The stage is set. The teams have taken the floor at the Stan Sheriff Center. It’s the top-seeded 2015-16 squad, the “ImprobaBows,” against the third-seeded 2001-02 squad, […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th Season Best-Team Bracket championship matchup set

By Warrior World on April 5, 2020

Our little experiment is drawing to a close. The results of the Final Four semifinals went final on Sunday morning. Top-seeded 2015-16 held serve, ousting No. 4 1997-98, but on the other side of the bracket, No. 2 1971-72 could not do the same — becoming the tournament’s first upset victim, and falling to No. 3 2001-02. Bragging rights will be up for grabs on Monday and finalized on Tuesday. Voting will commence via Twitter at 9 a.m. (HST), the […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th Season Best-Team Bracket Final Four underway

By Warrior World on April 4, 2020

Four teams. Four different decades. Two spots available for the finals of the Hawaii basketball 100th Season Best-Team Bracket. Our little experiment is drawing to a close. Only two days of competition remain — today and Monday — just like how the NCAA Tournament would’ve been played. The top four seeds — 2015-16, 1971-72, 1997-98, and 2001-02 — each represent a totally different makeup of players and styles, not to mention rules of the game at the time. It’s up […]

Hawaii basketball lands high-scoring junior college guard JoVon McClanahan

By Stephen Tsai on April 3, 2020

A prolific junior-college point guard is set to join the UH men’s basketball team. JoVon McClanahan, who is completing his first year at Sheridan (Wy.) College, announced on Twitter and then confirmed to Hawaii Warrior World that he will accept a basketball scholarship from the Rainbow Warriors. If the NCAA schedule holds, McClanahan will be allowed to sign a letter of intent on April 15, the first day of the spring-signing period for basketball recruits. McClanahan, who was an NCAA […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Current Rainbow Warriors make their picks for virtual Final Four winners

By Dave Reardon on April 3, 2020

I asked some current University of Hawaii basketball players who they like to go all the way as we’ve arrived at the Final Four of our UH men’s hoops online tournament. Justin Hemsley and Zoar Nedd are also members of the sports media class I taught at Crawford Hall before we were forced into cyberspace. Sitting between them at a Rainbow Wahine game a few weeks back, I learned that in addition to possessing physical gifts both are astute students […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Varied styles advance to semifinals of virtual tournament

By Dave Reardon on March 30, 2020

Four decades and four distinct eras of University of Hawaii basketball are represented in the Final Four of our 100th Season Best-Team Bracket virtual tournament. Any fan or innocent passerby with a Twitter account can vote to help determine the greatest team in the first 100 years of the program. Here are your semifinal matchups, with voting to come on Saturday. (The final will be contested next Monday — which would have been the date of the finale of March […]