Fresno State prep

The Hawaii men’s basketball team has played basketball at all hours this season. There was the late-night game in the Rainbow Classic, a morning game in the Diamond Head Classic on Christmas Day, not to mention awkward hours of practices on UH’s recent road trips.

So the Rainbow Warriors (10-8, 1-5 WAC) shrugged off a late-night practice at Klum Gym last night — held from 9 to 10:45 p.m. because coach Gib Arnold had just returned home from a recruiting trip — and got plenty of rest before a normal afternoon practice today.

Energy levels seemed to be fine in preparation for tomorrow’s game against Fresno State (7-9, 3-3), which has lost three in a row after a 3-0 WAC start.

“We were alright,” junior guard Zane Johnson said. “Some of us got in the cold tub, some of us older guys. We use that cold tub a lot, I really think we recover faster with that.”

In addition, the Rainbows got a present: new adidas game shoes.

“We’ve been waiting on these for a while,” Johnson said.

Interesting subplot to the game against FSU: UH associate head coach Walter Roese was an assistant to Bulldogs coach Steve Cleveland for several years at BYU. Roese naturally had the scout against his old boss.


Meanwhile, the Rainbow Wahine basketball team scrimmaged against its men’s practice squad, Da Braddahs, in Gym 2.

The Wahine are trying to shake off the disappointment of a narrow loss at Boise State last week, in which they allowed a 37-point game from BSU forward Lauren Lenhardt, ultimately UH’s undoing. UH takes to the road again tomorrow for Saturday’s game at winless San Jose State (0-16).

Though the Spartans are impossible to describe as anything but awful, this is an opponent the Wahine (6-11, 0-4) cannot overlook.


  1. bowsfan January 19, 2011 9:12 pm

    Wahine can win, just have lost some close games. Higher % for free throws and just shot the 3’s, since Kamilah will get the rebounds and if she doesn’t score, she’ll go to the line and foul the bigs out.

  2. Chicken Grease January 21, 2011 12:06 am

    ‘Nother good win, good win!!! Tell you, all things considered thus far with our men b-ball Warriors, they sure adapted right back when Fres’ went man to. Nice, nice. Granted, still saw some struggling with these guys, but, eh, they getting ’em, yeah? And Mr. Amis, yes, yes, welcome back. Joaquin did some nice facing off on supposedly Fres’ luminary(ies).

    CAN’T wait for Saturday, let’s go to the Stan Sheriff, make sure our guys get ’em agains!!!!

  3. josh January 21, 2011 9:44 am

    So what’s up with Brumfield? Is he gone for good. Will this affect UH’s APR and lose a scholarship? I hope not.

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