Rainbow Warriors fall to Anteaters

The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team missed a chance to move within a half-game of first place in the Big West standings Thursday, losing 60-56 to UC Irvine at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Chase Standhardinger had 12 points for the Rainbow Warriors (18-8, 7-5), who fell to 12-5 at home this season. Isaac Fotu had 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Luke Nelson had 12 points for the Anteaters (18-9, 9-2).

Hawaii is to play at home against UC Davis on Saturday.