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.