UH coach Gib Arnold dubbed today’s practice “Competition Tuesday” as he announced to his team he was re-opening starting jobs in the team’s first action since the 0-2 road trip.
Junior point guard Anthony Salter was not there to compete, however, lengthening his absence which started to prior to the team’s recent road trip. Also missing was freshman guard Jordan Coleman.
UPDATE: Arnold said he’d issue a statement about both players prior to Wednesday’s practice. Not looking good on both counts. Both guys didn’t get a whole lot of playing time, and it must have been tough for Coleman to be the only one of the four true freshman not to see much action.
Were both to leave the team (and it is certainly looking that way) UH would be down to nine active players for Saturday’s game against HPU.
However, the Rainbows may have picked up another player just as they are losing two. More on this tomorrow.
The team’s road loss streak is actually 12 games, not 13 as I wrote previously. That’s because the BYU game technically counted as a neutral site. Yes, even though the crowd of around 13,300 was heavily slanted for the Cougars in Salt Lake City, it was “neutral.”
If you’re counting the total away-game losing streak for UH (including neutral sites) it’s 14, including the team’s last Western Athletic Conference tournament loss to Fresno State in 2008-09.