After taking down Big West opposition at the conference tournament last week in Queen’s Beach, Hawai‘i earned its third-straight Big West Tournament title. The ’Bows defeated #5 CSU Bakersfield in a 5-0 sweep Friday to open competition then went on to take a 5-0 win over #3 Long Beach State in the winner’s bracket meeting before a 4-1 victory over the Beach to claim the crown.
Representing the Big West, Hawai‘i will take on 6-seed South Carolina Friday at 10 am as the 3-seed. UH went 3-2 in last year’s tournament and finished a program-best third. This is Hawaii’s third-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament as a member of the Big West. SANDBOWS VERSUS SOUTH CAROLINA
This will be just UH’s second all-time meeting against South Carolina (24-7). The Rainbow Wahine defeated South Carolina, 3-2, on the road in Columbia earlier this season on March 24, en route to capturing the Gamecock Challenge.