The Honolulu Police Department issued a statement Tuesday night saying it did not have enough evidence to open a criminal probe into allegations of a point-shaving scheme involving members of the Hawaii team.
The University of Hawaii Admissions Office received an anonymous letter Nov. 3 that accused unnamed players of intentionally playing poorly to impact the final score. University officials then alerted the Honolulu police.
Do claims in the letter warrant an investigation? There was that game at Nevada Las Vegas on Sept. 17. Hawaii was favored by 17 and lost by 20. As R.J. Bell of Pregame.com writes, teams favored by 17 or more points this season have won 217 of 226 games. Of the nine who lost, only one — Hawaii — lost by more than seven points.
But there's more to the story. Bell takes a closer look the Warriors' record against the spread and you can read what he has to say by clicking here.