Live basketball blog: Hawaii vs. New Orleans

Eddie Stansberry scored 24 points and the Rainbow Warriors made a decisive 7-0 run late in the second half for a 79-71 victory over New Orleans tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center.

Point guard Drew Buggs did not hit his first field goal until 11:23 to play, but he finished with 11 points and seven assists.

The ‘Bows improved to 4-2. The Privateers fell to 1-4.

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UNO was trying to cut into a 68-63 when UH’s Zigmars Raimo blocked Gerrale Gates. In the transition, Drew Buggs missed a step-back jumper. The ball was on the court, when 7-foot Dawson Carper reached down, scooped the ball, and scored a layup to make it 20-63 with 4:04 to play.

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Freshman Justin Webster’s 3 is the difference as UH leads 63-61 with 6:38 to play.

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Eddie Stansberry’s fourth 3 — a one-legged jumper from the right corner — gave UH a 40-39 lead with 16:19 left.

The lead has see-sawed in the second half as Bryson Robinson has found his outside aim. Robinson, who entered hitting 19.4 percent of his 3s, and two treys this half.

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Eddie Stansberry connected on three 3s as part of his 11 first-half points as the ‘Bows took a 31-29 lead into the intermission.

But the ‘Bows have twice as many turnovers (14) than assists (seven). Point guard Drew Buggs has committed five turnovers but accounted for four assists.

The Privateers have relied on a downhill attack, with 29 of their 34 shots launched inside the arc. Gerrale Gates has scored 12 of the Privateers’ 29 first-half points.

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It’s getting a little ragged for the ‘Bows, who have committed 13 turnovers in the first 16 minutes, 16 seconds of the game. Point guard Drew Buggs has five turnovers.

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The ‘Bows are starting to heat up from long distance. Samuta Avea and Justin Webster each hit a 3 as the ‘Bows lead 20-16 with 7:48 left in the first half.

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Eddie Stansberry’s second 3 extended the UH lead to 12-6.

But the Privateers took advantage of back-to-back UH turnovers for a coast-to-coast layup and a jumper to cut their deficit to 12-10 with 12:55 left in the first half.

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The pace is quick in the opening five minutes.

The ‘Bows took a 9-6 lead when Eddie Stansberry got the ball on a break, hit the brakes at the top of the key, and swished a 3 with 15:50 left in the first half.

That’s the score at the first media timeout at the 15:12 mark.

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The basketball Rainbow Warriors face another challenge with today’s game against New Orleans.

The Privateers, who are 1-3, are playing their fourth road game in a row.

The Privateers’ shooting has been uneven this season, but Bryson Robinson has the potential for a breakout game.

The ‘Bows are hopeful of expanding the playing rotation today.


  1. NorthShoreFan November 24, 2019 7:31 pm

    Great week for UH sports……
    Wahines (volleyball championship), Warriors (football championship) and basketball … played with some passion!
    Guud ting I had my Depends on!….was one squeaker! Was so funny….after the missed fg and time out….guys were doing like…”you kidding me” what you doing….then after the second miss … a lot of high fives! First game I went to and it was…GREAT!
    Noticed a lot of the kupunas just sitting on their hands though. I think they must have used up all the energy at all the previous years games. Then the young ones who are vocal and loud…..had some great energy in the section we were sitting.
    Good crowd and hope this keeps up going into next week and beyond!
    Imua Warriors!

  2. BigWave96744 November 24, 2019 9:47 pm

    Coach Baton learned from the Air Force Game.

    Hawaii will get a comfortable and rest some starters for the MWC Title Game.
    Rainbow Warriors 38 – Black Knights 24

  3. cappie the $2000 dog November 24, 2019 11:14 pm

    i hope unlv beats nevada. two-way tie for first place is better than a three-way tie for first place.

    utah defeated texas southern only by 9 points. getting blitzed by a swac team was unsettling, to say the least. their two-guard had a great-looking shot.

    if eddie stansberry is on, hawaii wins. i think that’s going to be the trend for the rest of the season. stansberry got to the stripe tonight. if he can draw fouls and hit threes, look out. and i’m going to miss zigmars raimo and his arsenal of layups.

  4. Andrew November 25, 2019 3:00 pm


    Either way, we still swept the west division except for Fresno

  5. SteveM November 25, 2019 3:33 pm

    The closest blog score guesser for the UH-SDSU game was NorthShoreFan. This was his second 1st place guess with two 3rd place guesses in 8 games.

  6. papajoe2 November 25, 2019 9:15 pm

    Just read that Sanchez, coach of UNLV got fired today.

  7. THE burro sabio November 26, 2019 7:59 am

    #6 and Bob Davie is out at New Mexico. Coaching is a tough profession.

  8. wafan November 26, 2019 8:42 am

    Pomai/SteveM . . .

    51 – 24

    Who else but us!

  9. sackkabooya November 26, 2019 10:28 am

    If UNLV gets the right coach they can be like San Diego St. Will be easy to attract NFL type recruits (College course work will be secondary to NFL aspiration) because of facilities and such. May be better than Reno later. Sanchez will be a real good position coach somewhere I think. But UNLV has to see the big picture there.

    New Mexico too. They should see if Paul Johnson or that CAU coach is available. The Lobos were onto something with the “gimmicky” offense that may be hard to prepare for. They just need better “physicality”. They have real good speed on the roster. If they can be part Georgia Tech and part Central Arkansas offensively they would easily control clock and quick strike here and there. Can be awesome over there. Big picture.

    The Mountain West West Division can be equally matched top to bottom with each other later because of San Jose St’s progress. That would mean they can equally match with the Mountain Division. Which would also mean the Conference can be compared (top to bottom) with the American Athletic. Which would then mean they can match almost equally with the PAC 12 (the AA does). Soon I think. If Boise will have better competition in the Conference then “the sky’s the limit” here. Conference RPI will rise for sure. More money for the Conference and more money for UH too. New Year’s Day Bowl soon, and maybe not just for Boise.

  10. sackkabooya November 26, 2019 10:53 am

    BTW Boise is no different than UH or San Diego St or Fresno St or even the mid-tier PAC 12. None. Just the “culture” there is different. Something special there that even Power Conference teams cannot emulate. Unselfish unity there, vision to see a big picture.

    San Diego St has an “urban” feel to their persona. Fresno has a “rustic roughness” to theirs. But the persona here is different. “Ohana”. Different. Similar to Boise’s though but in a multi-cultural” way. Will be able to challenge Boise in time (maybe anybody in Conference will later), maybe soon. Maybe December 7th. Could happen. Awesome now. Definitely the right direction for this program.

  11. ai-eee-soos November 26, 2019 12:09 pm

    an MWC Writer’s view of game …

  12. ai-eee-soos November 26, 2019 1:54 pm

    Wahine VB win Big West Awards.

    by Kainoa Carlson, Hawaii News Now

  13. sackkabooya November 26, 2019 11:09 pm

    UNLV should try to get Jay Gruden. Way better than Helton. Was considered one of the best play designers and play caller only a few years ago. They can afford him I think….And New Mexico should go get the Central Arkansas coach Nathan Brown. I really like the CAU offensive system. Very Multiple. With the speed New Mexico has/can get Brown can function like Davie did earlier. Just need to get a good QB.

  14. sackkabooya November 27, 2019 12:03 am

    Imagine if UNLV and New Mexico could become more competitive and San Jose can reach full phase II. Mountain West can be very attractive with all the different offensive systems (and defensive SDSU) and perhaps get a good contract from ESPN/ABC or CBS Networks. Maybe negotiate travel subsidies one day (when UH Phase 3 and 4 like Boise is in). Big Picture.

    Head to Head to Head comparison between Pac 12, AAC, MW.

    Per Real rankings

    6 Utah………………17 Cincinnati………….19 Boise St
    14 Oregon………….18 Memphis…………..30 Air Force
    24 USC……………….21 Navy………………….33 Hawaii
    32 Arizona St………29 SMU………………….34 SDSU
    47 Washington……39 UCF…………………..37 Utah St
    60 California……….44 Temple……………..61 Nevada
    69 UCLA………………62 South Florida……70 Wyoming
    82 Oregon St……… 66 Tulane …………….81 Fresno St
    83 Colorado ………..71 Tulsa ……………….111 San Jose St
    86 Washington St…79 Houston ………….114 New Mexico
    94 Arizona……………105 East Carolina….123 Colorado St
    101 Stanford………..129 UConn……………125 UNLV

  15. Akamai Okole November 27, 2019 3:15 am

    Great Morning All!

    Checking out all my cha-lang-a -lang gear… :mrgreen: 😎 😈

  16. Akamai Okole November 27, 2019 3:18 am


    56 – 14 Akamai Okole

    Eh, SteveM.

    At las’ one kickoff time espshalee fo’ yu! 😆

  17. cappie the $2000 dog November 27, 2019 8:35 am

    i have a hard time imagining hawaii winning at vanderbilt. how the heck did unlv pull it off?

  18. NorthShoreFan November 27, 2019 9:09 am

    #16….sometimes monkey fall out of tree.

    Have a good turkey peoples….be safe…no overdose on kaukau.

  19. SteveM November 27, 2019 11:05 am

    RE: #16
    Akamai Okole — the 56-14 has been permanently reserved for you since you have posted that for every game as far back as I remember.

    7:30 start — it would probably have been more appreciated in the stadium if it was late August and September when the sun sets around 7:00 and the temperature is under 90˚F. The mauka sideline seats would probably sell better too (note actual crowd seating at Hawaii Bowl and Pro Bowl when it was here). 🙁

  20. NorthShoreFan November 27, 2019 3:04 pm

    Wondering if Dayton would be eligible for a medical redshirt. Not that he would try to apply for one. Got some family to take care of now.
    Good to see you back Froot!

  21. Whitey November 27, 2019 6:06 pm

    Us 14
    Them 12

  22. winning November 27, 2019 8:28 pm

    Dont think Army can defend run and shoot too well. UH finally, I think, should be much better Offensively and should outscore them easily. D should slow em down a little and all hell breaks loose. 45-21 easy!

  23. sackkabooya November 28, 2019 2:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Everybody. Lots to give thanks to/for. Awesome.

  24. wafan November 28, 2019 5:22 am

    Happy Turkey Day, all!

    Eat, drink, and be merry. Then, pass out

  25. islandman November 28, 2019 10:47 am

    22. Passing team San Jose beat Army 34-29 but had to kick 4 FG’s to win…. Also, last season Army beat UH 28-21. Run N Shoot UH could score only 14 offensive pts vs UNLV this season.

  26. SteveM November 28, 2019 3:46 pm

    UH – Army blog score predictions

    14 – 12 … Whitey
    38 – 24 … BigWave96744
    45 – 21 … winning
    51 – 24 … wafan
    56 – 10 … Kekoa (in memorium)
    56 – 14 … Akamai Okole
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    Duplicate predictions allowed (since there is NO prize)

  27. NorthShoreFan November 28, 2019 9:59 pm

    Hope the turkey was good for all. Scored me some for tomorrow too, and the next day and…

    Why can’t we eat like this every day?…..

    Anyways, inspired to a :
    Black Knights… 17

  28. THE burro sabio November 29, 2019 10:22 am

    Bad time for distractions.

  29. sackkabooya November 29, 2019 10:55 am

    Sounds like the photographer was overly intrusive (Paparazzi style,). Self serving maybe? Not the usual casual approach because of the situation (Championship). Must have touched a “nerve” for Rolo. Possibly even earlier in the game before the incident. His reaction is pretty consistent despite his laid back appearance. I don’t think he tolerates ego-driven, promotion motivated, self interest types. At least as he perceived it (mistakenly I think). The guy was just doing his job (could have used more tact). Lots of Coaches would have treated him (the photographer) the same way (Norm Chow? Naeole? that guy would need an ambulance). Hard to tell. Both sides wrong.

  30. ai-eee-soos November 29, 2019 3:38 pm

    quiet day on the news front …–ncaaf.html

  31. Whitey November 29, 2019 4:42 pm

    Best of luck today Warriors.

  32. clyde November 29, 2019 5:04 pm

    #29: FWIW: There’s a video that shows Rolo and staff trying to the clear the field, of players and anyone else who wasn’t supposed to be there. It’s actually someone else whose push causes Aquino to stumble and do a face-plant on the turf. That person then goes to assist Aquino, who stands up and sort of skips off the field. Concussion? Hmmm. Another photographer also is pushed towards the sidelines, but he manages to maintain his balance and runs off the field without incident. There was nothing malicious and likely didn’t warrant the use of the word “assault” in the SA’s headline.

  33. papajoe2 November 30, 2019 5:46 pm

    I think UNLV should hire either Chow or Von Appen. That way we get more chance.

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