Game day: CSUN vs. Hawaii basketball

2020 February 1 SPT - Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Jamm Aquino/ Hawai'i guard Drew Buggs (1) celebrates as time runs out in the second half of an NCAA men’s basketball game against the Cal State Northridge Matadors on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawai'i came from behind to win 80-75.

FINAL: Hawaii rallies furiously from 17 points down with 11 minutes left to defeat Cal State Northridge 80-75 on Saturday night and improve to 5-1 in Big West play.

Eddie Stansberry led the UH charge for UH (14-6) with 22 points, his 11th 20-point game of the season. Zigmars Raimo added a season-high 20 points on 9-for-11 shooting and freshman guard Justin Webster scored a season-high 17 points, including two key late 1-and-1 free throws to push the lead to three.

Raimo had the go-ahead basket at 76-75, UH’s first lead since 10-8.

Lamine Diane had 23 points and 11 rebounds for CSUN (9-15, 4-4).


With Lamine Diane seemingly everywhere — nine points, seven rebounds, two induced fouls — CSUN is off to a 41-32 lead at the intermission.

But UH’s Eddie Stansberry, who has nine first-half points on all 3s, has held CSUN’s Terrell Gomez to four points. Gomez’ only basket came on a pull-up jumper off the break.

UH is shooting the same — six of 15 — from inside the arc and from 3-point distance.

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It’s a fast-paced, acrobatic start.

CSUN’s Lamine Diane opened the scoring with a dunk, and teammate Jared Pearre tied it at 10 when he recycled Elijah Harmless’ lob into a jam.

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Two of the Big West’s most prolific players — Lamine Diane (27.7 points, 9.9 rebounds) and Terrell Gomez (20.7 points, 42.1% on 3s) — will lead CSUN against UH tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center.

The ‘Bows will be without two of their playmakers. Wing Samuta Avea will miss his second consecutive game with a back ailment. Post Bernardo da Silva will sit out his third game in a row with a foot ailment.

This closes a homestand of four games in three weekends for the ‘Bows.

Hawaii wing Samuta Avea will not play against CSUN, the second consecutive DNP for the junior from Kahuku/Photo by Stephen Tsai


  1. sports for fun February 1, 2020 10:07 pm

    WOW!! What a comeback!! Just…WOW!!

  2. One Sr. February 1, 2020 10:22 pm

    Wow! What a game!
    Webster not playing like a freshman anymore. No one gave up, just kept fighting. Carper and Zigmars had some key baskets down the stretch. CSUN has some athletes, and they are young. But tonight was Hawaii’s night. Looks as though everyone has bought in. Sky’s the limit.
    GO BOWS!

  3. cappie the $2000 dog February 1, 2020 11:41 pm

    Off the top of my head, Hawaii was down by a lot to Butler, probably in an old school Rainbow Classic game. More or less, around seventeen; this is the only precedent I can think of. Dawson Carper pulled down the most important rebound. He also deflected the ball off a CSUN defender. Giving him key minutes at the end of the game will do wonders for his confidence going forward.

    Julissa Tago, finally. I’ve been touting you your whole career. You’re not injured and you’re not out of shape, therefore, you’re not the defensive liability you were last year and you can shoot anywhere on the court like I always thought you could.

  4. cappie the $2000 dog February 1, 2020 11:47 pm

    SSC management, seriously. Are we children? We don’t need to be told to take off our caps off before the national anthem starts. We respect the flag. We respect the military. Is it your fever dream to throw us out of the building if we don’t remove our caps? Some of us know what’s going on. We know the timeline when you started micro-managing us. Do you feel emboldened?

  5. Joe bro February 1, 2020 11:55 pm

    Great win for the bows! Seniors Raimo & Eddie huge at the end. Now have to win away from the Stan & go from there..Excited about our future guards & forwards Buggs, Webster, Avea, Da Silva & Hemsley! Concerned about the lack of production from the 7 footers

  6. clyde February 2, 2020 8:04 am

    Contributions up and down the lineup, but Eddie’s 22 points and in-your-face defense on Gomez, fighting through screens and shadowing him all night, was impressive to watch. And the crowd went bonkers! Fun times at the Stanley.

  7. islandman February 2, 2020 9:31 am

    Raimo shot 9 for 11 on FG’s or 82%. …Eddie worked hard all night.

  8. iGrokSpock February 3, 2020 8:36 am

    Props to the Bow Warriors. That was a grind it out, exciting game and way to finish.

  9. THE burro sabio February 3, 2020 8:49 am

    Tsigh. Hiring an assistant coach or announcing a recruit used to be reason for a new blog post. I hope ST is resting up for an early and fruitful Wednesday morning.

  10. NorthShoreFan February 3, 2020 9:27 am

    #9 … Are we, Beat bloggers, now “orphans”?…..tsigh…

  11. ai-eee-soos February 3, 2020 12:56 pm

    from MWC news, and other sites …

    DB Meki Lanakila Pei was offered by Hawaii

  12. ai-eee-soos February 3, 2020 12:57 pm

    from MWC news, and other sites …

    JUCO DB Cameron Lockridge committed to Hawaii

  13. ai-eee-soos February 4, 2020 12:18 am

    Fresno State.

    Roman Sapolu

    Offensive Line / Run Game Coordinator

  14. islandman February 4, 2020 7:58 am

    5. Don’t forget about Villa:
    “Jessiya is very quick,” Stansberry said. “He can make tough shots. He was going at me all week. I have to compliment him. He got me ready for the game.” (In today’s paper)

  15. THE burro sabio February 4, 2020 8:41 am

    Sean Saturnio, former Bow walk-on and Waipahu (?) head coach, still on Army staff but now back at Special Teams Coordinator.
    Kevin Gilbride Jr, Bears tight end coach.

  16. Whitey February 4, 2020 1:06 pm

    Any recruits signing tomorrow?

  17. turfwar February 4, 2020 2:44 pm

    Recruiting is one of ST’s favorite subject matter. I’m pretty sure he will have something online before tomorrow’s print edition. And it will be good read.

  18. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 1:05 am

    Corey Batoon tweets THANK YOU.

    it’s to the right of this screen, when you click to this home page.

  19. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 1:25 am

    ST’s column on recruiting …

    Hawaii adds two wide receivers.

  20. Whitey February 5, 2020 7:38 am

    Welcome dr Logan Taylor. Thanks for being a Warrior

  21. Hawaiian Mantis February 5, 2020 9:00 am

    Just heard Josh Pacheco (Bobby Curan show) that a Wright signed. Didn’t catch first name. Wright decommitted from Texas Tech last month and had offers from 25 schools including Arkansas, Memphis, etc.

  22. Hawaiian Mantis February 5, 2020 9:07 am

    Correction – Quin Bright

  23. NorthShoreFan February 5, 2020 11:11 am

    Hopefully we’ll get a full list of all the new Warriors after everything is over.
    My wish list…Beeg Dline and Oline dudes…..

  24. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 11:18 am

    Cole McDonald to NFL combine … Rob DeMello.

  25. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 11:57 am

    from MWC news. looks like it includes early signings.

    •RB Daveon Hunter SIGNED
    •WR Tamatoa Mokiao-Atimalala SIGNED
    •WR Kilohana Haasenritter SIGNED
    •WR Quin Bright SIGNED
    •WR Dayton Toney
    •WR Riley Wilson SIGNED
    •WR Calvin Turner Jr (Transfer) SIGNED
    •JUCO WR Zion Bowens SIGNED
    •OL Jake Tuatagaloa
    •OL Micah Soliai Howlett SIGNED
    •JUCO DT Kemon Smith SIGNED
    •DT Maurice Ta’ala SIGNED
    •LB Ezra Evaimalo SIGNED
    •JUCO DB Sterling Ortiz SIGNED
    •JUCO DB Logan Taylor SIGNED
    •JUCO DB Cameron Lockridge SIGNED
    •JUCO Jalen Perdue SIGNED
    •K Matthew Shipley SIGNED

  26. DaveLetterMan February 5, 2020 12:25 pm

    OL Sergio Muasau of Mililani HS

    OL | Fr. | 6-0 | 315
    ‘Ewa Beach, O‘ahu
    Mililani HS

    Commits to Hawaii

  27. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 12:29 pm

    # 26.

    another site says he has SIGNED.

  28. Whitey February 5, 2020 3:27 pm

    The incoming class looks good imho. Am glad that the Athletic department started early marketing of football seats and season passes. Now waiting to hear from Na Koa. Spring is Eternal and every year i am most optimistic about the warriors. before spring ball.

  29. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 3:54 pm

    Today’s seven signees – from UH News …

  30. seehy February 5, 2020 4:25 pm

    Wow. It’s signing day and no new blog post. RIP Warrior beat. ),:

  31. seewhy February 5, 2020 4:27 pm

    I’m still impressed with the connection between Quin Bright’s HS Coach and Todd Graham. Best pick up for UH in probably the last 10 years.

  32. NorthShoreFan February 5, 2020 4:59 pm

    ai-eee-sos….Beeg Mahalo for the links and report.
    Getting excited for Spring Ball…is it football time yet?

  33. ai-eee-soos February 5, 2020 5:45 pm

    # 33.

    We signed some speed , speed and more speed. Need more.

    Need BEEG D lineman. Tall, fast DB’s.

    Need QB with some experience and size to back up our

    young QB’s.

    We have a few more scholarships to give.

    YES, looking forward to Spring Ball.


  34. NorthShoreFan February 6, 2020 8:36 am

    Like Coach Graham’s description of Sergio Muasau….”Rhino”…..after he watched tapes of the Poly Bowl…

  35. Buffoman February 6, 2020 9:07 am

    I am speculating that it appears that blog host is very busy. I read the paper and see how many different story lines are attributed to him. It’s a lot. That being said and looking at essentially a dozen or so participants on this site, it may be time to have the site go on a hiatus, like when ST goes on vacation. That may alleviate his work load to keep the site up to date and simply post when he sees newsworthy events. Change the posting process and delete posts after a week of comments. Just a thought.

  36. NorthShoreFan February 6, 2020 9:49 am

    Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away. When ST went on “hiatus” a blog meister was “appointed” to take care of the daily tasks or maintaining and hosting the blog……maybe this could be done again?
    Anyways…is ti time for football yet?

  37. Whitey February 6, 2020 9:56 am

    Yes, dreams are made before Warrior Spring Ball. This year is no exception. Go Bows!!!

  38. SteveM February 6, 2020 10:03 am

    I agree ST is covering a lot of ground in the lower campus and is very busy. Making a blog entry, even a repetitive one he makes on print and social media, does not take a lot of effort. I suspect the problem is elsewhere.

    A blog is old “social media”, but this one gave rise to an international audience and became a meeting room and playground for we people who call ourselves “Tsai-ko”. ST’s tolerance and sense of humor made it evolve.

    As I mentioned earlier, the problem might be elsewhere best argument to keeping a blog is the number of visitors it receives. Each visit to a blog entry (like this one), counts as a “hit” and statistics can even track what part of the country the visit is from. Hits mean popularity of the blog and host site (Star Advertiser) in general… and with proven popularity, the site can sell advertising.

    I could be off-base, but I suggest you keep visiting the last blog entry or the Warrior Beat index page and keep the hidden hit counter spinning. Don’t have to make a comment…its the hits that count… but it wouldn’t hurt. Visit several times a day… 😉

  39. SteveM February 6, 2020 12:01 pm

    RE: my #39
    Well, that’s my conspiracy theory, anyway.
    Correct or not, it is a way for you to “vote” for continuance of this blog.

    My alternate theory is that ST knows and sees too much in the quarry nowadays and is sworn to secrecy, confidentiality, and good taste. But he could still drop us some bread crumbs 🙂

  40. islandman February 6, 2020 1:32 pm

    Tsai is overworked. Yesterday three articles in the paper, one each on football, basketball and baseball, Today four articles, two on football, one basketball and one on baseball. All took a lot of research etc.

  41. Na Koa Mike February 6, 2020 3:32 pm

    Photos of Na Koa’s NLI Event last night:

  42. sackkabooya February 7, 2020 12:04 pm

    My observations regarding the different Blogs dedicated to University of Hawaii Athletics.

    Since its inception the Warrior Beat website was the premier site to gather inside information, insights, commentary (from different perspectives that made for a greater ability to judge things) and even supplemental data (usually via Islandman or Boola as of late) on UH Athletics. It allowed users (and lurkers) to follow the programs with a more “personal” attachment. Awesome and wonderful. But since then “rival” sites featuring UH Athletics have become a more “desired” place to post opinions (and even lurk?)

    I think the key feature on those “rival” sites is the ability to start threads on different topics without the need of the SA staff to change and update the topic as events occur. Hard to keep up in this format. It does however (IMO) allow users here to give more passionate “opinions ” as opposed to the passionate (sometimes contentious) “retorts” like on the WSN. Different over there. Very interesting and lots of information (usually by maybe 3 key contributors). Lots of character (abrasively funny) there, the younger generation I think. A little more “frank”. Different. Nice too.

    I don’t see the WSN, Warrior Beat, and SportsHawaii as rival sites (I think some do at WSN, not as much at SportsHawaii and here though). Fans of UH Athletics should be happy to have 3 such forums (with the differing personalities no less) to post opinions. Lucky, especially for the Athletic department to get information on customer feedback. Good for everybody.

  43. ai-eee-soos February 7, 2020 1:49 pm

    Hawaii: Per source, Missouri State (FCS) running backs coach / special teams coordinator Trent Figg is joining Todd Graham’s staff.

  44. ai-eee-soos February 7, 2020 1:55 pm

    The rich “pay richer”.

    Clemson: With a total of nine assistants at or above the half-million dollar mark in annual salary, Dabo Swinney will have the highest paid coaching staff in college football entering 2020.

  45. islandman February 7, 2020 2:46 pm

    sackkabooya i like your various analyses, thanks for the mention. In prior blog post NorthShoreFan, mahalo. And thanks to ai-eee and others for the updates.

  46. ai-eee-soos February 7, 2020 3:46 pm

    2 new coaching staff hired.

    Kody Cook – S & C Coach

    Trent Figg – Chief of Staff

  47. NorthShoreFan February 8, 2020 12:33 pm

    JJ and Norm Chow going up against each other today….XFL….enjoying the games. Like the rules changes.

  48. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 5:55 pm

    Hawaii gets more calls on the road than they do at home.

    Cal Poly announcer had the same thought about the play of Dawson Carper: “Who is this guy?’

    Fun to see a project get better as the season goes along.

    He doesn’t dunk. I’ve adjusted.

  49. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 6:01 pm

    And what a break the for the UH women. First place UC-Davis lost at home.

    Bad conferences; can do and can do on both sides.

    For the men, finishing first and getting into the NIT as an automatic qualifier would be a big deal. The CBI and the CIT; they’re the new NIT. You have to be good to get in the NIT. You need to win the conference or have a good RPI. It’s not like the old days when your bid was based on how much money you bid and if you’d be a good draw before a NYC audience should you reach the semifinals.

  50. SteveM February 8, 2020 6:30 pm

    One more internet hit/visit for the Warrior Beat here … 😉
    Remember, it is not absolutely necessary to make a post–but it can’t hurt.

  51. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 6:58 pm

    Cal Poly is not a good team, but down fifteen on the road is down fifteen on the road. And they accomplished this with zero points from Stansberry. CARPER 20!!!

  52. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 7:08 pm

    All the gutsy shots that Webster took, but missed, still keeps taking those shots and made one. Can they hold this 75-72 lead? Can they?

  53. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 7:17 pm

    Alas, Carper couldn’t run down a missed free throw that went long and grab the defensive rebound with a 75-74 lead. Just about the only bad thing he did all game.

  54. cappie the $2000 dog February 8, 2020 7:25 pm

    The team stopped looking for Stansberry. Raimo went to the basket and got capped. Buggs tried the same thing that didn’t work against, I think, South Dakota, which was to drive baseline and get called for a charge.

  55. islandman February 9, 2020 7:54 am

    50. Hope they keep it going, but the Wahine wbb team has won 5 straight and 7 out of their last 8 games for 7-3 in conference play, 2nd place to UC Davis.

  56. Whitey February 10, 2020 9:35 am

    Howzit Steve M. Where you going for your next cruise?

  57. islandman February 10, 2020 10:25 am

    57. You have a risk of being quarantined on a cruise ship

  58. SteveM February 10, 2020 1:13 pm

    Hi Whitey!
    I was looking at Honolulu to Papeete and then on to Sydney 30 days, but had heart surgery. Next is a 28 day round trip Hawaii to French Polynesia (no flying needed). Until a vaccine for the coronavirus is developed, I expect there will be some real bargain cruise prices coming up… 🙄

    BTW, I still maintain the Tsai-ko cruiser page but not everyone tells me their cruises nowadays. But if anyone wanted tips on ports or certain ships, do a search on the port/ship name and you can see who’s been there (of course, you need to know them since I only use blog names):

  59. Whitey February 10, 2020 6:17 pm

    Steve M hope you are in better health. A lot of people from Maui are going on the Alaska cruises. I have a friend going from Dubai to Hong Kong. Me i just go to Vegas or Philippines and fishing in alaska. I am doing things i enjoy while i can. Went to Uh Washington game last year and hope to see another Warriors game this year cause i am highly optimistic about their program and players this year.

  60. ai-eee-soos February 11, 2020 10:10 am

    New WR Coach? other sites also posted.

    Has ties to TG.

  61. NorthShoreFan February 11, 2020 10:29 am

    ai-eee-soos…..Thanks for the link…hope he turns out to be “as good as” or better than Coach Allen.
    Team shaping up … Is it time for football yet?

  62. islandman February 11, 2020 11:39 am

    ai-eee-soos, thanks

  63. ai-eee-soos February 11, 2020 3:54 pm

    heyyyyyyy …

    Do we have room for a DL Coach ?

  64. Whitey February 11, 2020 9:24 pm

    Dang, just when i think the Warriors are in need for recruiting help. Coach Graham gets 3 asst coaches who appear to come from good football background and places where hs football produces good players.

  65. One Sr. February 12, 2020 9:27 pm

    Very disappointing loss tonight. No energy, offense never got into a sort of rhythm. Hope this isn’t another mid season slump and that it ends here. Gotta shake this off regroup and get ready for Saturday. Buggs had his worst game of the season. Now that that’s out of his system the only way is up.
    GO BOWS!

  66. cappie the $2000 dog February 12, 2020 10:22 pm

    Long Beach State took away Buggs’ ability to penetrate. Ball game. Can’t Stansberry do the combo guard thing and bring the ball up the court in certain situations?

    The referees do not like Zigmars Raimo.

  67. cappie the $2000 dog February 12, 2020 10:43 pm


    Good time to slash funding to help combat the coronavirus, right? Three billion dollars is the proposal. It’s only our lives, after all.

  68. ai-eee-soos February 13, 2020 10:24 am

    Source: Hawai’i: We’re told Tony Hull is joining the staff in a co-offensive coordinator role. Until recently the associate head coach and running backs coach at Kansas, Hull announced his departure from Lawrence today.

    Anyone for DL Coach?

  69. ai-eee-soos February 13, 2020 10:36 am

    Hull was making 400K at Kansas – “why is he stepping down?


    We are overloaded with OFF coaches – who will coach the DL?

  70. cappie the $2000 dog February 15, 2020 8:00 am

    UC-Davis plays at home against UC-Irvine today. If they lose, Hawaii moves into a first-place tie. Davis lost to Riverside. It could happen. It must be a decade since I watched a non-Hawaii Big West women’s basketball game. Hawaii was so clutch against CSUN. They’re down, but in the recent past, no way does the team rally down from 13.

    And three words about UH/North Dakota State: What the heck?

  71. cappie the $2000 dog February 15, 2020 8:04 am

    I have a cold. This is disappointing. I could wear a mask to protect my cousin from contracting my cold. But do I want to look like an Asian national and wear the mask at the game? I need to erase the traumatic memory of the Long Beach State game with a happy memory. Hawaii will rebound tonight. I want to test my “nobody is good” theory about the Big West. At my former job, I once had a bad cold and wore a mask and made my coworker wear a mask because he wanted a ride home. He left the mask on the floor of my car. I thought it was a mistake. But he did the very same the next night.

  72. Whitey February 15, 2020 10:54 am

    Coach Graham apparently knows good coaches who also have excellent recruiting skills. With speed and talent as a goal, these new coaches all have contacts in football hotbeds to fill the needs of winning everyday. Congratulations Warriors and good luck and best wishes.

  73. SteveM February 15, 2020 1:06 pm

    Whitey — I remember when Jeff Reihnbold left his job in NFL Europe to become a graduate assistant under June Jones. When asked why, he said there will never be such an assemblage of former d1 and NFL coaches again, and he wanted to be a part of it. It’s obviously not about money.

    Coach Graham is assembling a bunch of experienced and rising d1 coaches. Maybe they have the same motivation for coming, and for now, it’s not about money. I find this all very exciting…

  74. islandman February 15, 2020 1:52 pm

    UH FB Spring Roster:

  75. cappie the $2000 dog February 15, 2020 4:10 pm

    Long Beach State has a real home court advantage. There was question as to if the LBSU shooter hit the trey before the shot clock expired towards the end of overtime, but during the first available timeout, the UC-Riverside coach went to the scorer’s table and was told that THERE WAS NO VIDEO AVAILABLE.

  76. Whitey February 15, 2020 5:07 pm

    Islandman thank you for the rosre. Got some studs and the number of returnees look good. Can look forward to a very good season especially when you add the recruits. EXCITING TIMES for the Warruors.

  77. Whitey February 15, 2020 5:08 pm

    Roster . F….king phone.

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