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UC Irvine Anteaters @ Hawaii Warriors

Current Records: UC Irvine 11-5, Hawaii 9-6

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UC Irvine has enjoyed a two-game homestand but will soon have to dust off their road jerseys. The UC Irvine Anteaters and the Hawaii Warriors will face off in a Big West battle on Friday at SimpliFI Arena at Stan Sheriff Center. UC Irvine is the slight favorite, but fans should be in for an exciting game likely to go down to the wire.

It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but UC Irvine ultimately got the result they hoped for on Saturday. They sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 74-71 win over the Aggies.

Meanwhile, the Warriors came up short against the Matadors on Saturday and fell 76-66.

The Anteaters pushed their record up to 11-5 with that victory, which was their seventh straight at home dating back to last season. Those good results were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 85.3 points per game. As for the Warriors, they have not been sharp recently, as they've lost four of their last five contests, which put a noticeable dent in their 9-6 record this season.

UC Irvine came up short against Hawaii when the teams last played back in February of 2023, falling 72-67. Can UC Irvine avenge their loss or is history doomed to repeat itself? We'll find out soon enough.


UC Irvine is a slight 2-point favorite against Hawaii, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 2-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 136.5 points.

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Series History

UC Irvine has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Hawaii.

  • Feb 25, 2023 - Hawaii 72 vs. UC Irvine 67
  • Jan 19, 2023 - UC Irvine 76 vs. Hawaii 68
  • Feb 19, 2022 - UC Irvine 77 vs. Hawaii 52
  • Jan 13, 2022 - Hawaii 72 vs. UC Irvine 56
  • Jan 30, 2021 - Hawaii 62 vs. UC Irvine 61
  • Jan 29, 2021 - UC Irvine 53 vs. Hawaii 51
  • Feb 16, 2020 - UC Irvine 70 vs. Hawaii 63
  • Jan 11, 2020 - UC Irvine 74 vs. Hawaii 60
  • Feb 09, 2019 - UC Irvine 67 vs. Hawaii 56
  • Jan 24, 2019 - UC Irvine 75 vs. Hawaii 74