If Benjy Taylor and company can pull this one off, it will be Hawaii’s most impressive feat yet this season — even taking the Pittsburgh game into account.
Winning at EnergySolutions Arena, unofficially BYU’s second home, will be a tall task. The Cougars (6-2) lead the country in scoring at over 95 points per game and have a legitimate All-America candidate in guard Tyler Haws.
It probably won’t be a sellout, but it will be a raucous game atmosphere nonetheless in the 20,000-seat venue of the Utah Jazz.
Aaron Valdes will have to finish over a starting front line that goes 6-11 and 6-10, while the Rainbow Warriors’ guards must contend with three perimeter players who contribute heavily to BYU’s average of 10 3s per game.
Mike Thomas and Stefan Jovanovic will have to make judicious use of their fouls.
You can watch it on TV on BYUTV (Oceanic ch. 409) or live streamed at www.byutv.org.
Like always, I’ll be tweeting updates remotely @Brian_McInnis.