Hawai'i will play in the first ever rendition of the "Women's Basketball Invitation Tournament" after being the Big West's regular season champions.
After seeing a 17-point deficit late into the 2nd half, #3 seed Hawai'i men's basketball almost pulled off a miraculous comeback in the Big West Tournament semifinals.
In a battle of the previous four Big West Tournament champions, UC Davis beat Hawai'i in the semifinals to end the Rainbow Wahine's hopes of a third straight title.
Hawai'i continued their second-half season turnaround into the conference tournament Thursday, winning their 4th straight game and 10th out of their last 13 contests.
After completing a perfect 10-0 run in conference play at home, the Hawai'i Rainbow Wahine will hit the road for the final week of the regular season.
Hawai'i dropped its second straight game, finishing fourth in the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic after a 64-51 loss to TCU. The Nevada Wolfpack finished as the 2023 tournament champions.
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