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Hawaii men’s basketball: Australian point guard Biwali Bayles commits to Rainbow Warriors

By Warrior World on January 27, 2020

Most of the following appears on the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s breaking news. An elite-level point guard from Australia has pledged to join the University of Hawaii basketball this summer. Biwali Bayles, who is 6 feet 1 and 180 pounds, told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors for 2020-21 season. His commitment comes on the heels of UH’s 76-75 win over UC Davis on Saturday night, in which guard Eddie Stansberry hit the game-winning 3-pointer […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii basketball teams hold down the fort; water polo and tennis teams go forth

By Brian McInnis on January 27, 2020

The basketball world — heck, the world in general — was shaken by the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday. That morning’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., took the life of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. Locally, the mood changed quickly from the previous night’s wins for the UH basketball teams — at UC Riverside for the women and at home, and a men’s thriller over UC Davis in the program’s 100th season celebration game. UH paid […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Winning culture on display as UH, Stansberry top UC Davis in 100th season celebration game

By Jonathan Chen on January 25, 2020

With the celebration of a basketball program’s 100 years of history, there naturally comes a celebration of moments. On Saturday night, the 2020 Hawaii men’s basketball team created its own moment, one that could resonate throughout the next 100 years of Hawaii basketball history. The Rainbow Warriors (13-6, 4-1 Big West Conference) needed every second of the conference tilt against the UC Davis Aggies (8-13, 2-3), never giving up down the stretch. The ‘Bows fought back from a nine-point deficit […]

Live basketball blog: UC Davis vs. Hawaii

By Stephen Tsai on January 25, 2020

FINAL: Eddie Stansberry drained the go-ahead 3 with 3.3 seconds left to lift Hawaii to a 76-75 victory over UC Davis tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. UC DAVIS Stansberry was aligned on the right side on an inbounds play. He looped behind a double screen, caught Drew Buggs’ inbounds pass on the left side and drained the winner. Joe Mooney’s desperation heave did not fall as time expired. STANSBERRY FOR 3 AND IT’S BEDLAM […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: 100th season celebration ramps up

By Brian McInnis on January 24, 2020

The tributes continue to roll in. While it’s true that the entire 2019-20 season has been a tribute of sorts to the century-plus history of Hawaii basketball, Saturday’s contest against UC Davis — billed as the 100th season celebration game — will take things to a new level. UH held a special get-together at Giovanni Pastrami on Thursday night, featuring some of the same former players, staff members and supporters who will be present Saturday. Great time catching up with […]

Rainbow Forecast: Football coach hiring possible; men’s volleyball caps road trip; hoops teams win streaks on line

By Brian McInnis on January 20, 2020

Will the Hawaii football team have a new head coach this week? That’s the big question in this week’s Forecast, one that could be resolved as soon as Tuesday, when UH is allowed to begin formal reviews of its applications to find the successor to Nick Rolovich. Assistants like Craig Stutzmann and Brian Smith have been reported to be in the process of joining Washington State’s staff under Rolo, but could still be in the running for the Manoa top […]

Hawaii basketball: UH women and men both hang close, then efficiently finish off their foes

By Dave Reardon on January 19, 2020

Fear is a word that is never supposed to be uttered by a coach or athlete, an emotion never to be admitted to. You don’t “fear” your opponent, you “respect” him or her. Still, for our purposes here, both University of Hawaii basketball teams were “Fear Factor” contestants on Saturday. And both conquered those fears that they must describe in different words. The women beat Cal State Fullerton 79-72, and the men topped UC Santa Barbara 70-63. They both came […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Junior Madut playing catch-up with Rainbow Warriors

By Brian McInnis on January 16, 2020

It’s not as simple as plug and play. Junior Madut is here, with the Rainbow Warriors, at last, and by all accounts he’s been a fruitful addition to the team over the last few weeks. And while you might spot the lithe 6-foot-5 guard in practice or on the Hawaii bench during games, it’s not likely you’ll see him suited up on the court in the immediate future. That’s expected to be the case again for UH (10-6, 1-1 Big […]