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UH Warriors will host Air Force in CIT basketball tournament

By Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 11:51 p.m. HST, Mar 17, 2013

With an assist from its former head coach, the University of Hawaii basketball team has been been invited to the postseason tournament.

The Rainbow Warriors' season was on the brink of ending after a first-round loss to UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament. Instead, the Rainbow Warriors will be hosting Air Force in the CIT's first round on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Riley Wallace, chairman of the CIT selection committee, said four teams that had signed promissory contracts to play in the CIT were invited to the NCAA or NIT, opening a spot for UH.

A deciding factor?

"That's my school," Wallace said of UH.

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