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Hawaii Rainbow Warriors – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2016

South No. 13 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (Overall: 27-5, Conf: 13-3)

Team Strengths

Do not sleep on the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. I repeat do not sleep on the Rainbow Warriors. The Big West regular season and conference tournament champions, Hawaii has plenty to show in the Big Dance. They’re one of the most well-rounded teams in the nation ranking 67th in points per game (77.6), 103rd in rebounds per game (37.4), 38th in assists per game (15.8) and 50th in points allowed per game (66.5). The Rainbow Warriors will certainly cause plenty of headaches in the NCAA tournament; and not the good kind which comes after a night of booze in the beaches of Hawaii.

Team Weaknesses


Hawaii plays a very physical style of basketball, which has them committing plenty of fouls. Their starters regularly find themselves within one or two fouls before fouling out of the game. They averaged 24.6 fouls per game in their five losses this season. The NCAA tournament is a highly-emotional and gruelling contest. When the pressure gets high, the Rainbow Warriors may find themselves in a sticky situation as they rack up the fouls.

Team Stats

Category Stat NCAA Rank
Points Per Game 77.6 67
Rebounds Per Game 37.3 103
Blocks Per Game 3.75 130
3-Point Percentage 32.7% 269
Free Throw Percentage 68.1% 249

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Stefan Jankovic 15.7
F Michael Thomas 7.6
G Quincy Smith 7.7
G Aaron Valdes 14.6
G Roderick Bobbitt 13.3

Writer’s Prediction

Hawaii upsets California in the Round of 64 before bowing out in the next round.

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Written by Kevin

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