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ICYMI: November 13-19, 2017


ICYMI: Here are the top five things that happened in the Big West last week….In Case You Missed It!

1. Hawai’i Basketball Programs Claim Home Tournament Titles

The University of Hawai’i women’s basketball team took down San Diego on Sunday night in a nail biting 64-63 overtime win. The win gives the Rainbow Wahine the Bank of Hawai’i Classic crown for the second consecutive year.  Full Story

The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team claimed the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic title with a heart-stopping 72-67 overtime win over Troy Monday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. UH (3-0) nearly saw its title hopes slip away after relinquishing a double-digit lead late in regulation, but regrouped in overtime to get past the Trojans (1-2). With the win, UH claimed its second Rainbow Classic title in the last three years. Full Story

2. CSUN’s Fluker Eclipses 1,000-Point Threshold

Channon Fluker became the 11th CSUN women’s basketball player to score at least 1,000 career points, but New Orleans used a 13-2 fourth quarter run to defeat the Matadors 76-73 in consolation, round one of the Preseason WNIT Friday night at Lakefront Arena.  Full Story

3. No. 22 Cal Poly Volleyball Finishes Big West Conference Undefeated

The Cal Poly volleyball team swept Cal State Fullerton Saturday (25-18, 25-17, 25-9) to close out the regular season and make history by going undefeated in conference play for the first time in program history and the 11th time in Big West history. The last Big West team to accomplish that was Hawai’i in 2015.  Full Story

4. UCI Alum Tarek Morad And Louisville City FC Won USL Cup

2017 Eastern Conference Regular Season Champions, 2017 Eastern Conference Playoff Champions, and now, 2017 USL Champions! For the first time in club history, Louisville City FC captured the USL Cup in front of 14,456 at Slugger Field on Monday night. Cameron Lancaster broke through in the final minutes of the match to put the game away for Louisville City. Full Story

5. UC Davis Downs Pacific For First Time Since 1939-40 Season In Final Seconds

Tied at 58 with 34 seconds remaining in Wednesday’s non-conference game at the Alex G. Spanos Center, junior communication major Siler Schneider hit an 18-footer to snap a 58-58 tie. After two defensive stops, the Aggies sealed the victory when senior communication major Chima Moneke hit two free throws with four seconds left in the game to help UC Davis post a 62-58 win.  In addition to recording its first victory at Pacific since the 1939-40 season, UC Davis will head to Utah Valley for Saturday’s 2 p.m. (PT) game, the third of a season-opening five-game road swing, with a 2-0 record.  Full Story