Court Sense

Formerly about Rainbow Warriors basketball, but now covering all University of Hawaii sports.

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

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Hawaii football: Rainbow Warriors roll with thunder

By Brian McInnis on November 19, 2019

As it turned out, Tuesday morning’s Hawaii football practice was closed not just to the media. Mother Nature closed it to the Rainbow Warriors themselves. “A bit of a midstream adjustment at practice, because of the lightning. So, we did some walkthrough. We’ll get some work in this afternoon. Had to adjust today,” said coach Nick Rolovich, who decided previously that this week’s practices (usually open Tuesday and Wednesday) would be closed to local media. “We were not allowed to […]

Hawaii Football Throwbacks: UNLV

By Brian McInnis on November 16, 2019

Hawaii bids a less-than-fond farewell to Sam Boyd Stadium today. UNLV’s traditional home, which is being retired in favor of the Raiders’ new NFL facility after this season, will play host to the Rainbow Warriors for the last time. UH hasn’t won at Sam Boyd since 2007, a losing streak of five. It’s tough to beat the house. But the Rainbow Warriors did in on Nov. 15, 1980, the second of five all-time wins in Vegas (against nine losses), played […]

Hawaii men’s basketball vs. Portland State LIVE BLOG

By Brian McInnis on November 15, 2019

LIVE UPDATES HERE ——————— FINAL: Hawaii 83, Portland State 75. UH improves to 3-1. Eddie Stansberry a career-high 28 points. Zigmars Raimo 10 pts, 14 reb, 7 ast. 9:12: Justin Webster to the line to put this thing away, UH up seven with 13.4 seconds left. 9:07: UH not exactly swinging a knockout blow here. PSU hanging within 80-73 with 1:07 left. 8:59: If you’re wondering, last 30-point game by a UH player was by Noah Allen at Cal Poly […]

Hawaii soccer: Michele Nagamine lauds 5-player signing class

By Brian McInnis on November 15, 2019

Just a couple weeks after the completion of the 2019 soccer season, Hawaii announced the backbone of its recruiting class for 2020. Though there are about nine months before next fall season, and more players will inevitably be added, the five announced by UH Thursday night — local players Amber Gilbert and Kyanah Blas and mainlanders Chelsey Stock, Maya Gonzalez and Fabiola Zamora — will comprise the bulk of the newcomers. The 2020 class is coach Michele Nagamine’s 10th at UH. […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Roderick Bobbitt presses on as professional

By Brian McInnis on November 15, 2019

Roderick Bobbitt knows a thing or two about the press that the Hawaii basketball team will face tonight against Portland State. He was a part of it. Or, rather, the version of it that PSU coach Barret Peery employed at Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College when he and Bobbitt were there in 2013-14. “It’s going to be good. I came to try to spoil my former coach’s visit to Hawaii,” said Bobbitt, the point guard of UH’s 2015-16 NCAA Tournament […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: No timetable on Eran Ganot’s return

By Brian McInnis on November 13, 2019

The first Hawaii men’s basketball press conference since the season-opening Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic did not provide much in the way of new information about head coach Eran Ganot’s condition or a timetable of a return to the sidelines. Acting head coach Chris Gerlufsen, who has proven adept at media obligations over the last week, did not have a update when asked about a possible Ganot return from his medical leave. “No, we’re trying to take it day by day,” […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Warriors make Beon Ja Riley official, Wahine sign 5

By Brian McInnis on November 13, 2019

The Hawaii men’s basketball team made its one and only (so far) signing official on the first day of National Letter of Intent signing day Wednesday, while the Hawaii women’s basketball team put together a second straight large haul in the fall. UH officially announced the signing of 6-foot-6 guard Beon Ja Riley, who’d previously announced his commitment to the Rainbow Warriors. Worth noting that it was just “Beon Riley,” with no “Ja” in today’s announcement. Eran Ganot, who’s been […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Drew Buggs’ hustle play turns tide against Pacific

By Brian McInnis on November 11, 2019

Eddie Stansberry, who poured in a career-high-tying 26 points and put his team ahead briefly with a late four-point play, immediately volunteered this about another moment of Hawaii’s 72-67 win over Pacific to cap the Outrigger Rainbow Classic on Monday night. “Game-winning play.” >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. PACIFIC He was referring to point guard Drew Buggs’ sprint and dive to retrieve a loose ball that Buggs and center Mate Colina collaborated to knock away from Tigers guard Justin Moore […]