In Search of the Elusive “Mo”

In Search of the Elusive “Mo”

The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team has lost six of their last eight games. Once perched near the top of the Big West Conference, the Rainbow Warriors are now fifth in the standings. There are two more contests left in the regular season, both on the road (Thursday against UC Davis, Saturday versus Cal State Northridge). Both games will air on ESPN Honolulu, with Bobby Curran bringing you the action.

Can the ’Bows regain their footing in time for the Big West Conference Tournament? Time will tell.

The basketball program has, at times, struggled to build momentum heading into the postseason conference tournament. Here’s a look at Hawaii’s record in the final seven games of the regular season since the 2010-11 campaign:

2010-11:

Final Seven Games: 5-2

WAC Conference Tournament: First-round exit

2011-12:

Final Seven Games: 2-5

WAC Conference Tournament: Second-round exit

2012-13:

Final Seven Games: 3-4*

Big West Conference Tournament: First-round exit

2013-14:

Final Seven Games: 4-3*

Big West Conference Tournament: First-round exit

2014-15:

Final Seven Games: 4-3

Big West Conference Tournament: Reached Championship Game

2015-16:

Final Seven Games: 5-2

Big West Conference Tournament: Won Championship, earned NCAA Tournament berth

2016-17:

Final Seven Games: 3-4

Big West Conference Tournament: First-round exit

2017-18:

Final Seven Games: 4-3

Big West Conference Tournament: First-round exit

2018-19:

Final Seven Games: 4-3

Big West Conference Tournament: First-round exit

(* Wins later vacated due to use of ineligible player)

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