Hawaii Wins!!! Victory Over Tulsa Gives Hawaii NCAA Automatic Bid And WAC Championship - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News, Weather and Sports

March 9, 2002

Hawaii Wins!!! Victory Over Tulsa Gives Hawaii NCAA Automatic Bid And WAC Championship

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Hawaii is headed to the big dance for the second year in a row. The Rainbows earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament Saturday night after they defeated Tulsa 73-59, to win their second WAC title in a row.

The Bows trailed by as many as nine in the first half, playing catch up most of the way.

With the score tied at 29 heading into halftime, the Golden Hurricane came out shooting blanks, scoring only four points for the first ten minutes of the second half. Hawaii found its rhythm and opened up a 16 point lead in the middle of the second half.

After it seemed the Bows had it locked up, the Golden Hurricane made a 17-9 run in five minutes to come within three.

But the Bows held on and finished Tulsa off with a 14 point victory, 73-59.

Predrag Savovic scored a game high, 28 points.

Hawaii will find out tomorrow where they are headed for the first round of the NCAA tournament.

CBS will carry the selection show at 1 p.m. live.

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