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Hawai’i Begins Conference Play Thursday Against Long Beach State

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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

Hawai’i Basketball: Previewing the Miami (FL) Hurricanes

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

Lamar Basketball: Previewing the UC Davis Aggies

Junior guard TJ Shorts II (0) has four double-digit scoring games over his past six outings, including a 20 point showing at Washington State. (Source: Davis Enterprise)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Some holiday basketball will take place in Sin City on Friday and Saturday, as the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic will be played inside Orleans Arena.

Eight teams, split into two brackets, will play a pair of games over the next two days to close out non-conference play for most, and close out the 2017 calendar year for a few as well. The Lamar Cardinals will take part in the Visitors’ Bracket of the event, and open up with a contest against the UC Davis Aggies.

In the other pairing, the Radford Highlanders and North Carolina A&T Aggies will square off. The winners and losers of each contest will match up against one another on Saturday to close out the event. Lamar has never faced any of the three teams in the bracket.

Friday’s contest will be one of the toughest-to-date for the Cardinals in 2017-18, as UC Davis comes into the day ranked 24th in the latest Mid-Major Top 25 poll from CollegeInsider.com. Both teams will be looking to get back on track as conference play is just around the corner.

Here’s what you need to know about Lamar and UC Davis in advance of their contest on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas. Continue reading Lamar Basketball: Previewing the UC Davis Aggies

Maitland, Davis Lead Bethune-Cookman Past Cal Poly, 67-53

Isaiah Bailey (11 points) was one of three players for Bethune-Cookman to score in double-figures in their win over Cal Poly on Tuesday. (Source: Bethune-Cookman Athletics) (Header: Romeo Guzman – Bethune-Cookman Athletics)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In 2016-17, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats didn’t notch their fifth win until February 6th.

Fast forward to the 2017-18 season, and the Wildcats picked up their fifth win of the season on Tuesday, December 12th. To top it off, they managed to do it in front of their home crowd.

Behind a game-high 21 points from Malik Maitland and another double-double from Shawntrez Davis, Bethune-Cookman knocked off the Cal Poly Mustangs inside the historic Moore Gymnasium.

It was the first ever trip to the state of Florida for the Mustangs being a four-year program for 73 years. Continue reading Maitland, Davis Lead Bethune-Cookman Past Cal Poly, 67-53

Hawai’i Stays Undefeated at Home With a 72-60 Win Against Prairie View A&M

Gary Blackston (middle) scored a game-high 27 points on Wednesday, but Prairie View A&M lost their third straight game in a 72-60 decision on the road at Hawai’i. (Source: Ben Green – Emerald) (Header: The Star Advertiser)

HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Warriors beat the Prairie View A&M Panthers, 72-60, inside the Stan Sheriff Center late Wednesday night.

The Warriors will take the win, even though it was one of their ugliest games of the season.

As a team, the Warriors shot a ghastly 38.6% from the field, as well as 29.2% from beyond the arc. Continue reading Hawai’i Stays Undefeated at Home With a 72-60 Win Against Prairie View A&M

Hawai’i Falls to Utah, 80-60, for Their Second Loss of the Season

On December 2nd, Utah dealt Hawai’i their second loss of the season, by way of an 80-60 decision in Salt Lake City. (Source: Adam Fondren – Desert News) (Header: Adam Fondren – Desert News)

HONOLULU — The Hawai’i Warriors fell to the Utah Utes, 80-60, late Saturday night. It was their second loss of the season.

Utah is one of only two power five schools that the Warriors will play this season. Saturday also marked the first road game of 2017-18 for the Warriors.

Both teams shot less than 45% from the floor, with Hawai’i having their worst shooting game this season, going a dismal 36.5% from the floor in the loss. Continue reading Hawai’i Falls to Utah, 80-60, for Their Second Loss of the Season