Gameday: Maryland

Can Hawaii bust more brackets?
Can Hawaii bust more brackets?

Forty minutes of solid basketball could net Hawaii a once-unfathomable NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.

Forty minutes away from a potentially program-changing outcome.

Can you believe it? No. 13 Hawaii against No. 5 Maryland with a trip to Louisville, Ky., on the line.

So, here we are in Spokane. The ‘Bows and Terps have just taken the court for warmups. At last look, Maryland is a 7.5-point favorite.

While the Terrapins (26-8) haven’t played particularly well late in the season, Hawaii (28-5) does not face a team reeling like California was.

Maryland is big. It has above-average guardplay. And it’s healthy. A decent roster analogy might be UC Irvine, but considerably better. The Terps were No. 1 in some polls earlier in the season.

UH has done an excellent job of mitigating some of the foul trouble that’s recurred recently. But at some point it will bite the ‘Bows if they can’t avoid it. Roderick Bobbitt may well have to play all 40 minutes again.

Of course, it would help if UH catches fire from outside. In the last two games (Long Beach State and Cal) the shots haven’t been falling.

As Eran Ganot is has become fond of saying of late, “… and here we go.”

UH coach Eran Ganot boarded the bus to the arena.
UH coach Eran Ganot boarded the bus to the arena.



  1. Chicken Grease March 20, 2016 3:52 pm

    Thank you, Warriors! We’ll see you next season!”

  2. cappie the dog March 20, 2016 5:36 pm

    Mike Thomas: You are a winner!

    Nice job.

    I hope you and Jovanovich stick around.

  3. cappie the dog March 20, 2016 5:38 pm

    Aaron Valdez: Please don’t turn pro. Transfer to another school. Nobody wants to see you ruin your basketball career.

    Stefan Jankovich: See above.

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