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The University of Hawaiʻi men’s basketball team has lost Noel Coleman for the rest of the 2021-22 season. Spectrum News Hawaiʻi’s Brian McInnis first reported the news.

Coleman sustained an orbital fracture in the ‘Bows’ last road game against UC Irvine. The ‘Bows fell to Irvine 77-52; Coleman only logged four points in that game.

According to Christian Shimabuku from KHON2, Coleman did not board the flight home due to the severity of the injury.

The program also announced that forward Kamaka Hepa would not play against Cal Poly on Thursday due to family reasons.

This news comes as the ‘Bows head into their final homestand of the season. They will take on Cal Poly on Thursday, Feb. 24, and Cal State Bakersfield on Saturday, Feb. 26.

This is not the first time the ‘Bows have been short-handed. They played without Coleman and Bernardo da Silva last Fall due to injury, and they won over the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames in Las Vegas 88-80 on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021.

The ‘Bows are currently tied for fourth place with UC Riverside in the Big West Standings at 7-4 with four games remaining for the ‘Bows. If Hawaiʻi defeats Cal Poly (1-11) and Bakersfield (2-10), they should be no worse than third place in the standings.