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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

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

Nevada Hands Hawai’i Their First Loss of the Season

Sheriff Drammeh received a flagrant one in the second half, halting any positive momentum had against Nevada. (Source: Star Advertiser) (Header: Nevada Athletics)

HONOLULU — On a night where the ball just wasn’t bouncing their way, the Hawai’i Warriors fell to the Nevada Wolf Pack late Friday night, 67-54.

Only one Hawai’i player finished with double digits, and it came from guard Brocke Stepeau off the bench. Leland Green finished with nine points, and forwards Mike Thomas and Gibson Johnson both contributed eight points, respectively.

Caleb Martin led the Wolf Pack with 22 points and six rebounds, while brother Cody Martin added 16 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks in the win.

The Warriors could never get a good lead going at all in this game, as their dismal shooting kept them from gaining any traction on the Wolf Pack. Hawai’i bricked six in a row at one point mid-way through the first half. Continue reading Nevada Hands Hawai’i Their First Loss of the Season