Yeah, I know Pulpconnection’s annual analysis of shoes worn by teams making the Big Dance is late. But this year with the University of Hawaii Warriors making the tournament, it’s been a fun ride to watch the madness.
As usual, Nike has the preponderance of teams in the tournament, but one of their representatives is no more. The Under Armour-clad Warriors beat the Jordan-ed Cal squad for Hawaii’s first win in the men’s tournament.
Quincy Smith led the way uncharacteristicly wearing the UA Curry 2 Suit & Tie instead of his usual Curry 1 Lows. Although as you know, the Suit & Tie has brought the team success, usually worn by Rod Bobbitt. Though in the 4 vs 13 matchup, Rod crashed in wearing the brand new Curry 2 colorway, the Surprise Party. Both he and Mike Thomas battled in the birthday cake colored shoes commemorating Steph Curry’s birthday.
Photo by Brandon Flores Photography.