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Hawaii basketball falls at Illinois; Eddie Stansberry honored by Big West

By Stephen Tsai on November 18, 2019

Hawaii senior guard Eddie Stansberry was named the Big West’s Player of the Week after averaging 27.0 points in victories over Pacific and Portland State. But the celebration was short-lived. Stansberry and point guard Drew Buggs combined to shoot seven of 26 in the Rainbow Warriors’ 66-53 road loss to Illinois today in Champaign, Ill. It was the ‘Bows’ eighth setback in as many meetings against the Illini. It was tied at 26 at the intermission, and the ‘Bows cut […]

Rainbow Forecast: Conference championships on the line for Hawaii football, volleyball

By Brian McInnis on November 18, 2019

It’s a big week in this edition of the Forecast — championships are on the line for the Hawaii football and women’s volleyball teams. The Rainbow Warriors, coming off an important 21-7 win at UNLV, will play their biggest home game in years on Saturday at Aloha Stadium against San Diego State. Should UH find a way to top SDSU, it will win the Mountain West West Division and earn a spot in the MWC title game for the first time. […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: No pressure for methodical Rainbow Warriors against Portland State

By Dave Reardon on November 15, 2019

Chris Gerlufsen’s first words to reporters after Hawaii’s 83-75 victory over Portland State on Friday indicated that UH’s win was hard-earned. “Nothing is easy,” Gerlufsen said as he looked at the box score, and then the cameras. “We knew it was gonna be a 40-minute dogfight.” The Vikings apply relentless pressure, and sometimes it worked, forcing UH turnovers. Hawaii gave Portland State a lot of chances — first and second chances. But the Vikings didn’t take advantage of enough of […]

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 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 […]