Gameday: Cal State Northridge

UH players warmed up in "Aloha State Warriors" shirts for the outgoing Dyrbe Enos on senior night.
UH players warmed up in “Aloha State Warriors” shirts for the outgoing Dyrbe Enos on senior night.

Behind what has the makings of a rocking, sold-out “White-out” crowd, Hawaii looks poised to respond from Thursday’s disappointing home loss to UC Riverside on senior night tonight against Cal State Northridge.

It’ll be interesting to see at what point of the game Roderick Bobbitt sees action tonight. Isaac Fleming practiced in his stead with the first team Friday after the reprimand was handed down by the Big West.

However, it’s Sheriff Drammeh getting the start in Bobbitt’s stead, it was just announced.

UH (22-4, 11-2 BWC) is a 13.5-point favorite. The Rainbow Warriors have not dropped back-to-back games this season.

Remember, CSUN (10-18, 5-9) has no postseason to play for, but the battle between the Smith brothers, Quincy and Kendall, will take center stage again.

It’s also “senior night” for director of operations Jamie Smith, who’s encouraged another successful student turnout in his last themed night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Smith said previously this season that he will be pursuing other opportunities next year.


  1. Punaluu February 27, 2016 7:02 pm

    In the Riverside game, I noticed Quincy Smith squinting at times. Is something wrong with his eye?

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  3. cappie the dog February 28, 2016 10:00 pm

    Watching the Warriors/Thunder game into the early morning hours, it finally dawned on me why Rodrick Bobbitt insists on taking such deep threes.

    That’s right, I thought, he’s from Oakland.

    That weird off-balance shot he took late in the UC-Riverside game; that’s the result of watching Stephen Curry.

    I guess it wasn’t an awful shot. It was an open look. You want your team captain to be confident and not shy away from “the big moment”. But on the other hand, Bobbitt is not a premiere scorer, and maybe he should have looked harder for an open teammate.

    When Drammeh took that three, Fleming must have been fuming on the bench.

    I literally shouted: “No! No! No!”

    For now, he is a defensive specialist, and the guy who passes the ball back to Bobbitt.

    If Hawaii is going to make a run in the Big West Tournament, Coach Ganot needs to make sure that he doesn’t alienate his high-maintenance shooting guard.

    Ganot should remember that it was Issac who made the smart pass to a fouled Jankovic, and the other smart pass that ended with Valdes hitting the go-ahead shot.

  4. cappie the dog February 28, 2016 10:10 pm

    Three Big West teams have a RPI under 100.

    I was dying to call Bobby Curran to debate him, but I’m too shy.

    Had Hawaii won out, and lost the Big West Championship game, I think a RPI in the mid-sixties would have been in reach.

    Not a lock, but on the bubble. A team in the “Last Four Out” section of Joe Lunardi’s Bracketology. In other words, a fighting chance.

    This, of course, was contingent on Northern Iowa.

  5. barak181 February 29, 2016 9:07 am

    What’s going on with Fleming? I really hope they work out whatever is going on and get him back into the rotation. He’s a big contributor to the success of this team.

  6. Frank February 29, 2016 1:11 pm

    I agree with you Cappie. If UH is going to win the Big West Tournament, they will need Fleming to be part of the rotation (5 minutes last game) Drammeh plays good defense, but I think Coach Ganot is forgetting how good of a defender Fleming is. He has much more experience and big game experience. I think we lacked something the last two games, might be the next man not stepping up. Drammeh playing 32 minutes (last game) might be a little too much for a first year freshman, who is limited in scoring and passing. No knock on him since he will gain the experience in time, but we need Fleming to go further. Fleming makes other players better with his court sense and passing.

  7. Actual Counselor February 29, 2016 9:47 pm

    i have no idea what ganot sees in Drammeh. fleming is a much better player.

  8. cappie the dog March 1, 2016 6:25 am

    Frank, what is Isaac thinking?

    How can you be so self-absorbed that the prospect of making the NCAA Tournament doesn’t placate your ego?

    I knew that the transferring of Isaac Fleming was a foregone conclusion, but it never occured to me that he would leave now.

    Who leaves a 23-4 team in the lurch?

  9. Frank March 1, 2016 8:17 am

    Agree, but I think Isaac has to do what is right for himself seems he was not happy. Less distractions to the team as we move closer to the Big West title, “next man up”!!! Best of luck Isaac.

  10. cappie the dog March 1, 2016 3:29 pm

    Jordan Coleman is the only player I can think of whose transferring from Hawaii worked out for him.

    Coleman turned up at Valparaiso, and I think, played in two NCAA Tournaments with the Crusaders.

    Isaac Fleming reminds me of the other guy who left Hawaii along with Coleman, and his name is Anthony Saltier.

    Bo Barnes made it to the “Big Dance” with Arizona State but I don’t think he got into the game.

    Let us go further back in time.

    Logan Lee completely derailed Hawaii when he left for Texas Tech(or was it A & M).

    Deonte Tatum was a hard worker, but untalented.

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