Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball

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This article is about University of Hawaiʻi men's basketball. For Hawaiʻi women's basketball, see Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball.
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors
2013–14 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors basketball team
Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors athletic logo
University University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Conference Big West
Location Honolulu, HI
Head coach Gib Arnold (2nd year)
Arena Stan Sheriff Center
(Capacity: 10,300)
Nickname Rainbow Warriors
Colors

Green, White, and Black

                  
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament appearances
1972, 1994, 2001, 2002
Conference tournament champions
1994, 2001, 2002
Conference regular season champions
1997

The Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors basketball team represents the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in NCAA men's competition. (Women's sports teams at the school are known as Rainbow Wahine.) The team currently competes in the Big West Conference after leaving its longtime home of the Western Athletic Conference in July 2012. The team's most recent appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament was in 2002. The Rainbow Warriors are coached by Gib Arnold, son of the former head coach Frank Arnold.

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
1912–13 No Coach 6-1
1914–15 No Coach 3-4
1915–16 No Coach 4-1
Dave Crawford (1918–1919)
1918–19 Dave Crawford 2-5
Dave Crawford: 2-5
Edward Williford (1919–1920)
1919-20 Edward Williford 2-5
Edward Williford: 2-5
Otto Klum (1921–1923)
1921–22 Otto Klum 11-5
1922–23 Otto Klum 2-3
Otto Klum: 13-8
Charles Jones (1923–1926)
1923–24 Charles Jones 3-4
1924–25 Charles Jones 7-3
1925–26 Charles Jones 2-4
Charles Jones: 12-11
Leslie Harrison (1926–1929)
1926–27 Leslie Harrison 6-2
1927–28 Leslie Harrison 3-4
1928–29 Leslie Harrison 3-4
Leslie Harrison: 12-10
Claude Swann (1929–1930)
1929–30 Claude Swann 3-4
Claude Swann: 3-4
Eugene Gill (1930–1941)
1930–31 Eugene Gill 8-0
1931–32 Eugene Gill 9-0
1932–33 Eugene Gill 11-5
1933–34 Eugene Gill 2-4
1934–35 Eugene Gill 8-3
1935–36 Eugene Gill 8-7
1936–37 Eugene Gill 9-3
1937–38 Eugene Gill 5-9
1938–39 Eugene Gill 7-6
1939–40 Eugene Gill 10-4
1940–41 Eugene Gill 11-6
Eugene Gill: 88-47
Bert Chan Wa (1941–1947)
1941–42 Bert Chan Wa 3-5
1946–47 Bert Chan Wa 9-8
Bert Chan Wa: 12-13
Art Gallon (1947–1951)
1947–48 Art Gallon 23-3
1948–49 Art Gallon 21-6 NIBA 1st Round
1949–50 Art Gallon 22-17
1950–51 Art Gallon 16-11
Art Gallon: 83-37
Al Saake (1951–1954)
1951–52 Al Saake 7-11
1952–53 Al Saake 12-15
1953–54 Al Saake 13-17
Al Saake: 32-43
Ah Chew Goo (1954–1957)
1954–55 Ah Chew Goo 5-16
1955–56 Ah Chew Goo 14-12
1956–57 Ah Chew Goo 12-18
Ah Chew Goo: 31-46
Al Saake (1957–1963)
1957–58 Al Saake 9-11
1958–59 Al Saake 12-12
1959–60 Al Saake 9-18
1960–61 Al Saake 10-11
1961–62 Al Saake 8-13
1962–63 Al Saake 12-16
Al Saake: 60-81
Red Rocha (1963–1973)
1963–64 Red Rocha 8-11
1964–65 Red Rocha 6-17
1965–66 Red Rocha 2-24
1966–67 Red Rocha 4-20
1967–68 Red Rocha 16-9
1968–69 Red Rocha 8-16
1969–70 Red Rocha 6-20
1970–71 Red Rocha 23-5 NIT 2nd Round
1971–72 Red Rocha 24-3 NCAA 1st Round
1972–73 Red Rocha 15-11
Red Rocha: 112-136
Bruce O'Neil (1973–1976)
1973–74 Bruce O'Neil 19-9 NIT 2nd Round
1974–75 Bruce O'Neil 14-11
1975-76
First 21 games
Bruce O'Neil 9-12
Bruce O'Neil: 42-32
Rick Pitino (1976–1976)
1975-76
Last 6 games
Rick Pitino 2-4
Rick Pitino: 2-4
Larry Little (Western Athletic Conference) (1976–1985)
1976–77 Larry Little 9-18
1977–78 Larry Little 1-26
1978–79 Larry Little 10-17
1979–80 Larry Little 13-14 4-10 6th
1980–81 Larry Little 14-13 7-9 6th
1981–82 Larry Little 17-10 9-7 4th
1982–83 Larry Little 17-11 9-7 4th
1983–84 Larry Little 12-16 6-10 6th
1984–85 Larry Little 10-18 5-11 8th
Larry Little: 103-143 40-54
Frank Arnold (Western Athletic Conference) (1985–1987)
1985–86 Frank Arnold 4-24 1-15 9th
1986–87 Frank Arnold 7-21 2-14 8th
Frank Arnold: 11-45 3-29
Riley Wallace (Western Athletic Conference) (1987–2007)
1987–88 Riley Wallace 4-25 2-14 9th
1988–89 Riley Wallace 17-13 9-7 4th NIT 1st Round
1989–90 Riley Wallace 25-10 10-6 3rd NIT 3rd Round
1990–91 Riley Wallace 16-13 7-9 5th
1991–92 Riley Wallace 16-12 9-7 4th
1992–93 Riley Wallace 12-16 7-11 7th
1993–94 Riley Wallace 18-15 11-7 4th NCAA 1st Round
1994–95 Riley Wallace 16-13 8-10 6th
1995–96 Riley Wallace 10-18 7-11 8th
1996–97 Riley Wallace 21-8 12-4 1st NIT 2nd Round
1997–98 Riley Wallace 21-9 8-6 4th NIT 3rd Round
1998–99 Riley Wallace 6-20 3-11 7th
1999–00 Riley Wallace 17-12 5-9 6th
2000–01 Riley Wallace 17-14 8-8 5th NCAA 1st Round
2001–02 Riley Wallace 27-6 15-3 1st NCAA 1st Round
2002–03 Riley Wallace 19-12 9-9 6th NIT 2nd Round
2003–04 Riley Wallace 21-12 11-7 5th NIT 3rd Round
2004–05 Riley Wallace 16-13 7-11 7th
2005–06 Riley Wallace 17-11 10-6 4th
2006–07 Riley Wallace 18-13 8-8 5th
Riley Wallace: 334-265 166-164
Bob Nash (Western Athletic Conference) (2007–2010)
2007–08 Bob Nash 11-19 7-9 5th
2008–09 Bob Nash 13-17 5-11 8th
2009–10 Bob Nash 10-20 3-13 9th
Bob Nash: 34-56 15-33
Gib Arnold (Western Athletic Conference) (2010–2012)
2010–11 Gib Arnold 19-13 8-8 5th CIT 2nd Round
2011-12 Gib Arnold 16-16 6-8 5th
Gib Arnold (Big West Conference) (2012–Present)
2012-13 Gib Arnold 17-15 10-8 5th CIT 1st Round
2013-14 Gib Arnold 20-11 9-7 4th
Gib Arnold: 72-55 33-31


Total: 1073-1052

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason history[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Rainbow Warriors have appeared in four NCAA tournaments. Their combined record is 0–4.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1972 First Round Weber State L 64–91
1994 First Round Syracuse L 78–92
2001 First Round Syracuse L 69–79
2002 First Round Xavier L 58–70

NIT results[edit]

The Rainbow Warriors have appeared in eight National Invitational Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 10–8.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
1971 First Round
Quarterfinals
Oklahoma
St. Bonaventure
W 88–87
L 64–73
1974 First Round
Quarterfinals
Fairfield
Purdue
W 66–65
L 72–85
1989 First Round California L 57–73
1990 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Stanford
Long Beach State
New Mexico
W 69–57
W 84–79
L 58–80
1997 First Round
Second Round
Oregon
UNLV
W 71–61
L 80–89
1998 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Arizona State
Gonzaga
Fresno State
W 90–73
W 78–70
L 83–85
2003 First Round
Second Round
UNLV
Minnesota
W 85–68
L 70–84
2004 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Utah State
Nebraska
Michigan
W 85–74
W 84–83
L 73–88

CIT results[edit]

The Rainbow Warriors have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). They have a combined record of 1–2.

Year Round Opponent Result/Score
2011 First Round
Second Round
Portland
San Francisco
W 76–64
L 74–77
2013 First Round Air Force L 65–69

NAIA tournament results[edit]

The Rainbow Warriors have appeared in the NAIA Tourament one time. Their combined record is 0–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
1949 First Round North Dakota L 53–70

Coaches[edit]

Head Coach Years Win-Loss Pct.
Dave Crawford 1918–1919 2-5 .286
Edward Williford 1919–1920 2-5 .286
Otto Klum 1921–1923 13-8 .619
Charles Jones 1923–1926 12-11 .522
Leslie Harrison 1926–1929 12-10 .545
Claude Swann 1929–1930 3-4 .429
Eugene Gill 1930–1941 88-47 .652
Bert Chan Wa 1941–1942, 1946–1947 12-13 .480
Art Gallon 1947–1951 83-37 .692
Al Saake 1951–1954, 1957–1963 92-124 .426
Ah Chew Goo 1954–1957 31-46 .403
Red Rocha 1963–1973 112-136 .452
Bruce O'Neil 1973–1976 42-32 .568
Rick Pitino 1976 2-4 .333
Larry Little 1976–1985 103-143 .419
Frank Arnold 1985–1987 11-45 .452
Riley Wallace 1987–2007 334-265 .558
Bob Nash 2007–2010 34-56 .378
Gib Arnold 2010–Present 52-44 .542

Notable players[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

  • 1971-1972: Bob Nash (Third team - "Basketball News", Honorable Mention - UPI, AP, Universal Sports)
  • 1972-1973: Tom Henderson (Honorable Mention - NBA Coaches, Sporting News, Basketball Weekly)
  • 1973-1974: Tom Henderson (First Team - Sporting News, NBA Coaches, Street & Smith's Basketball Yearbook, Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation) (Second Team - Basketball Weekly, Universal Sports), (Third Team- AP), (Honorable Mention-UPI)
  • 1995-1996: Anthony Harris (Honorable Mention - Basketball Weekly)
  • 1996-1997: Anthony Carter (Honorable Mention - AP)
  • 1997-1998: Anthony Carter (Honorable Mention - AP)
  • 2001-2002: Predrag Savovic (Honorable Mention - AP)

NBA draft[edit]

NBA free agents[edit]

Euroleague players[edit]

Facilities[edit]

The Rainbow Warriors play at the 10,300 seat Stan Sheriff Center, which opened in 1994. Originally called the "Special Events Center" it was renamed in 1998 after Stan Sheriff, the former UH Athletics Director, who had lobbied for its construction. Previously, the team had played from 1964–1994 at the 7,500 seat Neal S. Blaisdell Center (originally the Honolulu International Center) and prior to that at the "Otto "Proc" Klum Gymnasium".

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