Court Sense

Expanded coverage of Rainbow Warriors basketball, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Big West Conference.

About the blog host

Brian McInnis has covered sports on Oahu full time since 2007, when he joined the Honolulu Star-Bulletin staff as a general reporter. He’s been the UH basketball beat writer since the 2008-09 season. In his free time, Brian enjoys hilarious Internet videos. Follow him on twitter @Brian_McInnis

Latest news

Hoops Tipoff Event, Round 2

By Brian McInnis on September 12, 2017

The Hawaii basketball team hopes to parlay last preseason’s successful season tip-off fundraiser, a debut for its kind, into an annual shindig. UH announced the 2017 follow-up for Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and a silent auction followed by dinner. Individual tickets are $125 while full tables may be purchased for $1,500. Last year’s event featured a stylish setup on the floor of the arena, and a stage for players and […]

UH lends the other UH a hand

By Brian McInnis on September 1, 2017

The UH basketball team threw together some team gear to donate to coach Kelvin Sampson and the University of Houston to distribute to Hurricane Harvey flood victims.

Full schedule released

By Brian McInnis on August 21, 2017

When Hawaii released its full 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule today, there were only a few (four, to be exact) games that hadn’t been announced or reported anywhere. Well, if you were holding out hope that those well-kept secrets were a Power Five juggernaut … sorry. Not this year. Behind Door No. 1 … Adams State. The Grizzlies, who you may not have heard of, are a Division II team from Colorado and were already going to be in town to […]

No Bluff: It’s UAPB again

By Brian McInnis on August 18, 2017

Hawaii will open its 2017-18 season against — you guessed it — Arkansas-Pine Bluff. It’ll be Nov. 10 at the Stan Sheriff Center. The breaking news item on it is here. UH released the order of the Rainbow Classic games today, following a field release by Troy last week. While North Dakota and Troy, NCAA Tournament teams both in 2017, lack in name value, they should be serviceable entries to what the Rainbow Classic is these days. Pine Bluff, well … […]

Rainbow Classic field revealed

By Brian McInnis on August 8, 2017

Per Troy athletics, UH will face Troy, North Dakota and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in the 2017-18 season-opening Rainbow Classic.

Bows in the Pros 2017

By Brian McInnis on August 4, 2017

It’s time for Bows in the Pros, 2017 edition.

G’day Mate

By Brian McInnis on July 15, 2017

Mate Colina is a potentially big get for the ‘Bows, if one that will pay dividends later rather than sooner. UH edged out a mainstay for Australian imports — Saint Mary’s — to secure Colina’s services.

Back in business, offseason edition

By Brian McInnis on June 30, 2017

Hey Hawaii basketball fans, I figured it’s time to dip back into the realm of basketball blogging. In recent weeks I had to take a leave of absence for family reasons. But I’m back now! (At least in a limited capacity.) First and foremost, today was a momentous day in the UH basketball office. Team secretary Bobbie Omoto retired after 20-plus years with the athletics department, helping men’s basketball specifically. Bobbie was a constant through numerous regime changes and hundreds […]