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

Stefan Jankovic and the 2015-16 Rainbow Warriors are cutting down the nets on the Best-Team Bracket challenge. / Associated Press file photo by Lenny Ignelzi

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.

UH’s most recent postseason team rolled to the title through four rounds without a major challenge in the final vote tabulations. Their closest battle was against the 1997-98 “Dynamic Duo” team, which they downed by a split of 66-34 percent.

Was it recency bias? A superior social media campaign? Or simply a belief among the people that their talent and feats (the most wins ever at 28-6, and the program’s only NCAA Tournament win) deserved top billing?

Regardless, bragging rights belong to Stefan Jankovic, Roderick Bobbitt, Aaron Valdes and the rest of the players, as well as coach Eran Ganot. Congratulations to them.

The championship matchup of the 100th season bracket has been captured by the top seed, 2015-16. / Graphic by Curtis Murayama