When the University of Hawaii Rainbow Whaine basketball team found out their next destination, the bus just stopped at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Heading home, the team traveling from Henderson, Nevada to Honolulu. The flight and ride back to campus did not allow for a traditional watch party of NCAA Tournament selection shows.
The 20-9 Rainbow Wahine, have been selected, as the 15th seed in the Wichita Region. They will be facing 2nd seeded26-7 Baylor Bears on Friday at Waco’s Ferrell Center. The tip-off time has not yet announced.
Just 24 hours after Rainbow Wahine won the Big West Championship and an automatic berth. Winning 59-48 against UC Irvine in Saturday’s conference tournament final at the Dollar Loan Center, the NCAA Tournament announced the brackets, for the 68 teams.
This was the first time that the Wahine had paired the Big West tournament and regular-season championships in program history.