Hawaii coach Gib Arnold wasn’t ready to call it a practice.
The UH men’s basketball team started today’s session in Klum Gym, but the unbeaten Rainbow Warriors only had it until 12 noon, and Arnold wasn’t satisfied by the time they had to vacate. So the Rainbows picked up stakes to the old outdoor courts behind the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.
It was the team’s last practice before leaving tomorrow night for Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The game against the Mustangs (2-2) is on Wednesday.
“We had a real hard practice today,” Arnold said. “We really gotta get ready for the road. I wanted a tough, intense practice, and we did. I thought it was a good practice. It was very intense today.
“We weren’t quite done finishing what we needed to do defensively, so we went to the outdoor courts out there … and went old school on them. Seven stops. You have to get seven stops in a row defensively, so we didn’t get it in by 12.”
Still no Anthony Salter at practice today; Arnold said the junior point guard is still excused for personal reasons.
The Rainbow Wahine continue play in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Showdown tonight against Ole Miss at 7 p.m.
UH (3-1) dominated the glass against North Carolina Central, but faces an entirely different animal in the Rebels.
Senior guard Megan Tinnin only needs two 3-pointers to tie Nani Cockett for the UH career record at 128. She’s capable of hitting three or more from long range in a game, so she could own the record outright by the end of the night.
Tinnin’s seven shots from deep also put her ahead of Janevia Taylor for the all-time UH 3-point attempt record (389 to Taylor’s 388).