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.
>> No. 1, 2015-16 (Stefan Jankovic, Roderick Bobbitt, Aaron Valdes)
>> No. 3, 2001-02 (Predrag Savovic, Carl English, Mark Campbell)
Team info/rosters here: https://t.co/0Rb4QYuAR2
— Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) April 6, 2020
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.