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Hawaii wins appeal, can play in postseason

Hawaii will be eligible to play in the 2017 postseason and defend its Big West Conference tournament championship next week after it won an appeal to the NCAA.

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C.L. Brown predicts that Hawaii -- the only team to participate in the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon in each of the past nine seasons -- will hold off Florida Atlantic early Tuesday morning (4:15 a.m. ET, ESPN2). Tip-Off predictions

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Here with Hawaii coach Eran Ganot on his homecourt. Hawaii opens the season tonight at 9 against SIU. Ganot got the Rainbows to the NCAAs last season. Hawaii is waiting to hear from the NCAA if it can be eligible this season.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

NCAA appeals committee says in a release the NCAA committee on infractions must reconsider the 2017 postseason ban on Hawaii men's basketball. Appeals committee says penalty was incorrectly applied. No timetable is set for when they will reconsider. Hawaii, which won the Big West last season and lost to Maryland in the NCAA tournament, was picked 8th in the Big West preseason poll for this season.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Hawaii is expecting to hear on its appeal to play in the postseason in 2017 today. The Rainbow Warriors were given a postseason ban for 2017 and allowed to play in 2016. Hawaii won the Big West and lost to Maryland in the NCAA tournament.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

CBB bracket from coaching sources for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22, 23, 25): San Diego State-Southern Miss and Tulsa-Stephen F. Austin on one side of bracket; Utah-San Francisco and Hawaii-Illinois State on other side.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawaii forward Stefan Jankovic will forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the NBA Draft. Will sign with an agent.

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Hawaii takes control in Round 1

The Rainbow Wariors receive a serious 'A' for effort in their 77-66 win over Cal in the first round-- as seen in this photo. Hawaii's Roderick Bobbitt finds a target to save his ball from going out of bounds. Best tourney photos

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawaii needs to do a better job of getting to the free throw line. Rainbow Warriors get there for just the second time tonight. And yes, there's 7:12 left in this game.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland goes on a 9-0 run over the last minute, capped by the Terrapins' first made 3-pointer of the game. Hawaii, meanwhile has made one of its last 11 FGs.

Eamonn Brennan ESPN Staff Writer 

The story of Maryland's season -- disappointing but decent offense backed by extremely solid first-shot defense -- is on display tonight, and in extremes. Nearly 30 minutes gone and the Terrapins are 0-15 from 3. You have to guard well to stay in a game with that.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

What a bonehead foul from Hawaii center Stefan Jankovic. With six team fouls he fouls Melo Trimble 50 feet from the basket and sends him to the line with five seconds remaining in the half. Trimble knocks both down to give the Terrapins a 28-27 lead at the half.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Maryland's starters average two inches taller and 15 pounds heavier (per player) than the Hawaii starters. Even so, Rainbow Warriors are outrebounding the Terrapins, 7-2.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

I love that the Hawaii coaches haven't changed up their wardrobe just because they're in the tourney. Wearing tan linen shirts today with green stitching. No suits for the Rainbow Warrior staff.

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Second Round: Hawaii (13) vs. Maryland (5)

The Terps have never lost to a team seeded 13th or lower (11-0 all time). If they can push that to 12-0, they'll be in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003. The Rainbow Warriors would like to become the first Big West team to get to the Sweet 16 since 1992. Follow live

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Most of the Hawaii fan contingent has brought banana leaves (for good luck) from the islands.

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Should be an interesting match up here with Maryland-Hawaii. Rainbow Warriors are scrappy enough to makes this a game and Maryland's inability to play a consistent game could mean this is close late. If so, what wins out -- talent/size or drive?

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawaii's Quincy Smith said that his celebration of upsetting Cal mostly just involved a lot of responding to texts.

ESPN Stats & Info

Sparty's loss busted 8.1 million brackets

In the 2016 ESPN Tournament Challenge, 8.1 million entries picked Michigan State to advance to the Final Four.

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Team Stats

Points Per Game72.1
Rebounds Per Game34.7
Assists Per Game14.7
Points Allowed67.280th

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances5