Tournaments return for University of Hawaii men's basketball team

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Sep. 11—After playing a conference-only schedule in 2020-21, the University of Hawaii basketball team will play in at least three tournaments this coming season.

UH announced a schedule that opens against Hawaii Hilo on Nov. 10 in the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic in SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center. Northern Colorado and Pacific also are part of the 56th tournament's round robin.

The Rainbow Warriors will spend Thanksgiving weekend on the "Ninth Island " competing in the Las Vegas Classic. UH and Illinois-Chicago meet in the tournament's opening round on Nov. 25 in the Orleans Arena. After that, the'Bows will remain on the mainland to play Santa Clara on Nov. 30.

The'Bows also will serve as the host team for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on Dec. 22, 23, and 25. Because of the pandemic, the Rainbow Classic and Diamond Head Classic went on hiatus last year.

The'Bows then play a 20-game schedule against Big West Conference opponents.

The Big West Tournament, which determines the conference's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament, begins March 10 at the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nev.

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