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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 play one of the local D-II teams. This will be the first time UH plays them in an official game. Probably any game, for that matter. Door No. 2 … Hawaii Hilo. This one is no surprise, and was frankly […]

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 … we’ve seen what the Golden Lions have to offer, and it’s not much. You might say many watchers of UH basketball, are, for lack of a better term, pining for something else. In that spirit, here’s the list of all […]

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 of players. She was the lone link between the head coaching tenures of Riley Wallace, Bob Nash, Gib Arnold, Benjy Taylor and Eran Ganot. After more than 20 years with #HawaiiMBB it's the final day for Auntie Bobbie. Mahalo for […]

Acker on way out

By Brian McInnis on June 1, 2017

It’s looking increasingly likely that UH assistant Chris Acker is taking a position at Boise State.

UH scoops up Brandon Thomas

By Brian McInnis on May 26, 2017

Outside shooting came and went for the Hawaii basketball team in 2016-17. Its ho-hum 32.5 percent team accuracy on 3-pointers was sixth among nine Big West Conference members, and was especially felt at times given that UH runs a four-out offense. The Rainbow Warriors hope their latest addition will make them a touch more deadly in that regard. Riverside Community College 6-foot-4 wing Brandon Thomas, the younger brother of UH senior forward Mike Thomas, was made official by UH on Friday afternoon. The last brothers to play for UH basketball were Rykin and Dyrbe Enos, although they did not play together. The Thomases are expected to be the first brothers on the same roster in the modern era (all college […]