UC Irvine @ Hawaii
Current Records: UC Irvine 6-4; Hawaii 5-5
What to Know
The Hawaii Warriors are home on Thursday, but with the point spread against them by 5.5 points, it might not be quite the welcoming they would prefer. Hawaii and the UC Irvine Anteaters will face off in a Big West battle at 11:59 p.m. ET at SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. The teams split their matchups last year, with UC Irvine winning the first 53-51 and the Warriors taking the second 62-61.
Even if it wasn’t a dominant performance, Hawaii beat the Long Beach State Beach 72-67 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the California Riverside Highlanders typically have all the answers at home, but on Saturday UC Irvine proved too difficult a challenge. UC Irvine took down the Highlanders 68-51.
The wins brought Hawaii up to 5-5 and the Anteaters to 6-4. The Warriors are 1-3 after wins this year, UC Irvine 4-1.
How To Watch
When: Thursday at 11:59 p.m. ETWhere: SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center — Honolulu, HawaiiFollow: CBS Sports App
The Anteaters are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Warriors, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Anteaters as a 6-point favorite.
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UC Irvine have won nine out of their last 13 games against Hawaii.
Jan 30, 2021 – Hawaii 62 vs. UC Irvine 61Jan 29, 2021 – UC Irvine 53 vs. Hawaii 51Feb 16, 2020 – UC Irvine 70 vs. Hawaii 63Jan 11, 2020 – UC Irvine 74 vs. Hawaii 60Feb 09, 2019 – UC Irvine 67 vs. Hawaii 56Jan 24, 2019 – UC Irvine 75 vs. Hawaii 74Mar 08, 2018 – UC Irvine 68 vs. Hawaii 67Feb 24, 2018 – UC Irvine 66 vs. Hawaii 57Feb 15, 2018 – Hawaii 62 vs. UC Irvine 61Feb 11, 2017 – UC Irvine 72 vs. Hawaii 58Jan 07, 2017 – UC Irvine 84 vs. Hawaii 56Feb 20, 2016 – Hawaii 75 vs. UC Irvine 71Feb 12, 2016 – Hawaii 74 vs. UC Irvine 52
Injury Report for Hawaii
Mate Colina: Game-Time Decision (Illness)
Injury Report for UC Irvine
Dawson Baker: Game-Time Decision (Hand)