Game Night: UH vs. North Texas

UH athletic director David Matlin and Circle of Honor member Riley Wallace are in attendance. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Ryan Woolridge amassed 12 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead North Texas to a 68-51 victory over the UH in the final round of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic.

UH falls to 2-1.

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The Mean Green did not play nicely in the first half, storming to a 35-17 lead.

Even without their best player, the Green effectively attacked the rim and kept the ‘Bows out of their usual offensive flow.

The ‘Bows connected on only five of 24 first-half shots, including two of 11 from beyond the arc

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The Rainbow Warriors and Mean Green meet for the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center.

Both teams are 2-0 in the tournament.


  1. Savich November 11, 2018 6:32 pm

    Not important game. Or not important topic. Just not there.

    Sunday night.

  2. islandman November 11, 2018 9:37 pm

    UH played better in the 2nd half, outscoring UNT 34-33 and shooting 50%.
    Did you know that in FY 2017, out of Total Operating Revenue of $47.7 million, UH Athletics received $19 million from “School Funds” (meaning University Support or Upper Campus) ?
    $15.4 in 2016, etc. ?
    Click on “Hawaii” in the USAToday report for the breakdown.
    School Funds includes State funds.

  3. Savich November 11, 2018 10:30 pm

    At this point, basketball being state funded is minute. This ball club can close down if they want to. Basketball can go NAIA, or it can close down.

  4. Savich November 11, 2018 10:46 pm

    I only support football. More fun. I do not support basketball or baseball. Football is the only NCAA division I A school. I am only for football.

  5. cappie the dog November 12, 2018 2:55 am

    In 2005, Northwestern State was without Jermaine Williams, their best player.

    I thought it was embarrassing that Hawaii won by only four points.

    Jermaine Williams is the guy who hit the game-winning three against Iowa in the 2006 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

    I really, really hope North Texas is some unbeknownst mid-major juggernaut.

    That was super, super depressing.

  6. cappie the dog November 12, 2018 3:16 am

    If Carl English just goofed around in grad school and hung around for his last year of eligibility, Hawaii would have gone back-to-back-to-back.

    Without him, Hawaii managed to beat No. 25 Utah State at their place in the first round of the NIT.

    Who knows?

    Maybe Hawaii would have been a poor man’s Gonzaga.

    Not a team that has the potential to go deep into the tournament, but a perennial NCAA participant.

    If Paul Westhead was selected over Frank Arnold, would Bo Kimble and the late Hank Gathers be Rainbows? When Westhead came here with his Oregon women’s squad, I really wanted to get his autograph. Watching that Loyola Marymount win against Michigan in a Japanese language Christian church was an out of body experience. Too bad they faced UNLV next.

  7. cappie the dog November 12, 2018 3:37 am

    I miss you Riley Wallace.

    In today’s upcoming College Playoff Football Poll, Northwestern will replace Fresno State. Will Utah state take over Auburn’s tenuous spot? Or will they go Utah, Boise State, or Alabama-Birmingham.

    The separation between Utah State and Central Florida is three and four spots in the writers and coaches polls respectively.

    I am taking an interest in Utah State because I think, given the same resume, this would be Hawaii’s fate, as well.

    Florida, if you want to take it macro, is a pretty sketchy state.

    They are going to win the Group of Five unopposed.

    Yes, Mr. anywayyys, I think there is a conspiracy.

  8. justsomeguy November 12, 2018 4:23 am

    Savich, while I myself am primarily a UH Football fan as well, this blog is in support of ALL Rainbow Warriors, and ALL sports at UH. I’m going to say as kindly as I can, keep that negative garbage to yourself.

    Clearly Auntie neva took off da slippah enough wit you…

  9. Andrew November 12, 2018 8:12 am

    I was at the game on Sunday. That was probably the worst I’ve seen the basketball team play in years. I hope that as an anomaly because if not, it’s going to be a long season.

  10. Derek November 12, 2018 9:31 am

    Rule #1: If you don’t shoot a decent percentage from the field, you will lose.
    Rule #2: See Rule #1.

    We are not the kind of team to come back from large deficits, because we just don’t have enough good shooters from 3 point range. And we are not a really very athletic team that can go up and down the court and get easy baskets quickly and get a lot of dunks. We have to handle the truth!!!!

  11. Stephen Tsai November 12, 2018 10:36 am

    New post:

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