Jan 4, 1997: Anthony Carter adds outside game in upset of New Mexico

After UH beat Memphis to take 3rd place in the Rainbow Classic, Micah Kroeger gives Seth Sundberg a high five. Eric Ambrozich, Alika Smith and Anthony Carter (#23) are behind them. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA.

On this date in 1997, the Hawaii men’s basketball team served notice that it was the team to beat in the Western Athletic Conference.

Hawaii whipped its fan base into a frenzy as Anthony Carter scored 19 points in a 75-62 victory over No. 16 New Mexico in front of 7,197 at the Special Events Arena.

Micah Kroeger
was next with 15 points and Alika Smith added 14. New Mexico sat back and dared Carter to shoot from long range and the UH point guard complied with several jumpers including a 22-footer at the end of the first half. He also dished out seven assists.

Michael Robinson was the spark for UH, scoring eight points and pulling down six rebounds in just 10 minutes after Eric Ambrozich fell into foul trouble.


  1. Brian January 4, 2021 2:42 pm

    You may want to proof read your article. It says AC scored 91 points in a 75-62 Hawaii win.

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