LAS VEGAS (AP) — Olivia Davies and Amy Atwell combined to score 27 points, 21 in the second half when Hawaii used 14-0 and 8-0 runs to defeat UC Irvine 59-48 in the championship game of the Big West Conference tournament, earning the Rainbow Wahine their third NCAA Tournament berth. Hawaii was down 29-24 before the first run, which featured five points each from Davies and Atwell. The Anteaters were within 41-36 entering the fourth quarter when Atwell, the conference player of the year and tournament MVP, scored five points in the 8-0 run. Davis finished with 14 points and Atwell had 13. Kayla Williams and Jayde Cadee both had 11 points for Irvine.
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