Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

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Stephen Tsai covers University of Hawaii football for the Star-Advertiser. Follow him on Twitter @StephenTsai and sign up for the Hawaii football newsletter here: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/email-signup/

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Hawaii -Washington State baseball: Game 4

By Stephen Tsai on February 23, 2020

There was anger and disappointment in the UH dugout following today’s 6-5 loss to Washington State. Instead of winning the four-game series, the ‘Bows settled for a split as the Cougars rallied for three runs in the eight and three in the ninth against UH’s bullpen. Three takeaways: 1. It was just one of those days for the relievers, who entered with a 1.43 ERA. They gave up seven hits and six runs in two innings. Vince Reilly, who had […]

Hawaii-Washington State baseball: Game 3

By Stephen Tsai on February 22, 2020

Three takeaways from Hawaii baseball’s 4-3 victory over Washington State: > Jeremy Wu-Yelland is tough and athletic. He pitched on Friday, then came back to get the final four outs tonight. Wu-Yelland mixed his pitches — sliders against lefties, change-ups against righties. He also made the play of the game when he fielded Collin Montez‘s drag bunt and out-raced him to first. “He could have cartwheeled to first,” first baseman Alex Baeza said of Wu-Yelland’s athleticism. > Tyler Best was […]

Game night: Hawaii vs. UC Irvine

By Stephen Tsai on February 15, 2020

UC Irvine controlled the boards, the pace and then the narrative in 70-63 victory over Hawaii tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center. A crowd of 5,949 — the largest of the season at home — saw the Anteaters hit their first five shots of the second half to widen a 27-26 margin to 40-31. Every time the ‘Bows made a push, the Anteaters responded. Guards Eyassu Worku and Evan Leonard scored 21 and 16 points, respectively, for the Anteaters. Drew […]

Game day: CSUN vs. Hawaii basketball

By Stephen Tsai on February 1, 2020

FINAL: Hawaii rallies furiously from 17 points down with 11 minutes left to defeat Cal State Northridge 80-75 on Saturday night and improve to 5-1 in Big West play. Eddie Stansberry led the UH charge for UH (14-6) with 22 points, his 11th 20-point game of the season. Zigmars Raimo added a season-high 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting and freshman guard Justin Webster scored a season-high 17 points, including two key late 1-and-1 free throws to push the lead to […]

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 […]

Junior college defensive back Isaiah Mays set to join Hawaii football team

By Stephen Tsai on January 4, 2020

Isaiah Mays, a defensive back who played the past two seasons at City College of San Francisco, has accepted a scholarship offer from the UH football team. Mays told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he will begin taking classes on Jan. 13, the first day of UH’s spring semester, and participate in the Rainbow Warriors’ offseason conditioning program and spring practice. #AGTG So thankful for all the opportunities I have received. With this said, I will be accepting a scholarship to THE […]

Men’s basketball: Hawaii vs. Maine

By Stephen Tsai on December 29, 2019

In the most one-sided victory of the season, Eddie Stansberry scored 21 and Samuta Avea added 17 as Hawaii overpowered Maine, 91-51, today in the Stan Sheriff Center. Stansberry connected on two of 28 3-point shots in the Diamond Head Classic, but he hit his first two treys as the ‘Bows raced to a 10-0 lead. The game marked Eran Ganot’s return to the sideline after 51 days medical leave. * * * * * The ‘Bows have hit 10 […]

Diamond Head Classic 3rd-place game: Hawaii vs. Georgia Tech

By Stephen Tsai on December 25, 2019

The Yellow Jackets hold the Rainbow Warriors to only four field goals in the second half, including none in the final 9:52, en route to a 70-53 victory in the third-place game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Zigmars Raimo’s final @DiamondHeadClsc was full of thunder ⚡️#HawaiiMBB pic.twitter.com/1thHaI1rrf — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) December 26, 2019 * * * * * Since Jordan Usher’s ejection for a flagrant-2 foul, the Jackets have outscored the ‘Bows, 16-4, for a 61-50 […]