Carsen Edwards surpassed the 1,000-point mark on Friday in Purdue’s 26-point win over Cal State Fullerton at the 2018 NCAA Tournament in Detroit. (Source: WTOP.com) (Header: For the Win – USA Today Sports)
DETROIT, Mich. — It’s not necessarily how you start, but how you finish.
Purdue Boilermakers, that rang true on Friday afternoon in their 2018 NCAA Tournament opener against the Cal State Fullerton Titans. The Boilermakers are the two-seed in the East Region, and were taking on the Big West Conference champions, who came into the tournament seeded 15th.
Friday marked the first time that the Boilermakers and Titans have met on the hardwood. While the odds were heavily on Purdue’s side coming into the event, the Titans weren’t lacking confidence in themselves on Media Day.
“I think we stand a chance,” said senior
Arkim Robertson at the Titans’ press conference on Thursday afternoon. “If we stick to what Coach Taylor gives us and we stick to the game plan, we’re going to be okay.” Continue reading Purdue Overcomes Slow Start to Rout Cal State Fullerton, 74-48
Kyle Allman Jr. (#0) was an overlooked prep recruit out of New York. Now, he’s the reigning Big West Conference Tournament MVP at Cal State Fullerton. (Source: Cal State Fullerton Athletics) (Header: Associated Press)
DETROIT, Mich. – It’s no secret that recruiting a player is an expensive venture for all schools across the country. When a player is 3,000 miles away, that expense only increases.
Cal State Fullerton Titans, they landed one of their best players in an unconventional way thanks in part to an online YouTube video.
Kyle Allman Jr. is originally from Brooklyn, NY, and played basketball at the High School for Construction-Trades, Engineering, and Architecture in Queens. Titans’ head coach Dedrique Taylor and assistant coach John Smith were watching another player when they first saw Allman play. Continue reading Cal State Fullerton Landed Kyle Allman Jr. Thanks to a YouTube Video
In the last game for Hawai’i, Brocke Stepteau had a shot to win the game in overtime, but his jumper was blocked and the Gauchos came away with the two-point win, 84-82. (Source: Getty Images) (Header: Today’s U)
HONOLULU — Things have gone very wrong since the
Hawai’i Warriors found themselves atop of the Big West standings. The Warriors have since lost two straight conference games, and they have come by a combined five points.
The Warriors fell to the
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos in the closing seconds in their last outing, as Brocke Stepteau had his jumper blocked as time expired in overtime in what was a heartbreak ending for Hawai’i on the road. Continue reading Hawai’i Drops to Sixth in the Big West After 84-82 Loss to UC Santa Barbara in Overtime
Despite some poor shooting performances on the offensive end, Eran Ganot and the Hawai’i Warriors sit at 3-1 in Big West play, thanks in large part to their defense. (Source: Hawai’i Luxury Magazine) (Header: Hawai’i Athletics)
HONOLULU — After opening with a record of 3-1 in Big West play, which will continue on Saturday against
Chima Moneke and the UC Davis Aggies, the Hawai’i Warriors are sitting pretty in a tie for second in the conference standings.
Hawai’i has averaged an even 70 points per game over their four-game stretch, but have been playing some sub-par basketball despite the results on the scoreboard and their spot in the standings.
In their 57-45 win over the
Cal Poly Mustangs, their second win over the stretch, the Warriors shot just 40.5% from the field, as well as shooting a dismal 33.3% from beyond the arc. Continue reading Hawai’i Warriors Get Off to a 3-1 Start in Big West Play
Gabe Levin leads Long Beach State in scoring this season, averaging 15.0 points per game. (Header: Hawai’i Athletics)
LONG BEACH, Ca. — Thursday night, the
Hawai’i Warriors will be on the road to begin their Big West conference play slate against the Long Beach State 49ers.
The 9-4 Hawai’i Warriors are entering Big West play with a glaring weakness on the offensive end of the floor, as they shot just 30.65% from three point range during non-conference play.
Similarly, Long Beach State also has a low three point shooting percentage, as they hit on just 36.39% of their attempts from long range.
Continue reading Hawai’i Begins Conference Play Thursday Against Long Beach State
Lonnie Walker and the sixth-ranked Miami (FL) Hurricanes are the team to beat in the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, which gets underway on December 22nd.
HONOLULU — The
Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors will host the ninth annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at Stan Sheriff Center, which begins on December 22nd.
Hawai’i will play the 9-0
Miami Hurricanes, who are coming into the game being one of only four undefeated teams left in NCAA Division I. Hawai’i is considered a 14-point underdog in this match-up.
The Rainbow Warriors are coming off of one of their best defensive games of the season, as head coach Eran Ganot had this to say after their win against Utah Valley via ESPN.com.
Continue reading Hawai’i Basketball: Previewing the Miami (FL) Hurricanes