UH hoops: Senior night

Drew Buggs participated in pre-game warmups. /Photo by Stephen Tsai

The Rainbow Warriors play their final home game of the 2018-19 regular season with tonight’s senior night against CSUN.

>> The ‘Bows are in fourth place with a 7-6 Big West record. The Matadors are right behind at 6-7.

>> The Matadors have the league’s top two scorers — 6-7 Lamine Diane (24.2 points) and 5-8 Terrell Gomez (19.3). Diane is averaging a league-best 10.9 rebounds per game.

>> UH guard Drew Buggs, who suffered an ankle injury last week against Cal Poly, appears to be ready to play tonight.

> Yep, you’re not seeing things. That’s Mo Williams on the CSUN bench as an assistant coach. And that other assistant is Jim Harrick. And, yes, forward Ron Artest III is the son of Metta World Peace.


  1. haka March 2, 2019 7:38 pm

    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!
    Let’s Go Bows!

  2. roygbivs March 2, 2019 7:49 pm

    Huge game!!

  3. suckkabooya March 2, 2019 10:59 pm

    Just the tournament matters. Adjust and try whatever combinations you can. Tempo may be the key or maybe it’s perimeter defense or jungle ball. Who knows in this junk conference.

  4. cappie the dog March 3, 2019 8:26 am

    suckabooya: The dream is still alive. Hawaii has a shot at that second bye.

    islandman: Rachel Odumu finally, FINALLY, got some extended minutes. And did she run the team into the ground. She put up good numbers in those twenty minutes. 5 and 6. 0 turnovers. What the heck? Start her again on the road.

    Don’t fix what’s not broke. They are 1-0 with this starting lineup.

    As for the men’s side, had they won, it makes not one iota of a difference. It’s all about the conference tournament. I’m not worried.

  5. cappie the dog March 3, 2019 8:38 am

    Double-bye. What the heck does second bye mean?

    I have some time off. I’ve never been to Vegas. How far is the Honda Center from Las Vegas? I once loaned money to help some “friends” with their mortgage and they went to Comic-Con instead with my money. I think I deserve to go to Vegas. I’m not too sure about the men’s chances because UC-Irvine looks tough to beat. If you can call a timeout with 1.5 seconds at half-court, set up a last-second shot, and make it before the buzzer sounds, you are probably the best team. But there is definitely no dominant women’s team. Hawaii, who scored 29 and 40 this season, beat first place UC-Davis. The NCAAs are in reach. The coach needs to figure her team out. Last night’s win was big. They finally won without MW. They should be a confident bunch right now.

  6. islandman March 3, 2019 8:46 am

    4. Looks like Rachel should have played more during the season.. How come Tago didn’t play at all yesterday ?
    Wahine can play well but we don’t know which team will show up for a given game. Yesterday, they had 16 Assists to only 8 Turnovers. Atwell and Joseph were good inside. Leah and Middap good from the outside.

  7. Chicken Grease March 3, 2019 9:04 am

    Everybody is gealthy on this team. So what’s the problem?

    Doesn’t really make it “Senior Night” if you cannot win that last home game, no?

  8. Chicken Grease March 3, 2019 9:07 am


    Wouldn’t hurt if hey were “gealthy” (even not knowing what that means) too.

  9. burro sabio March 3, 2019 9:31 am

    Tago seemed happy cheering on her teammates.

    Cappie, that’s how to use your best pitcher. Just don’t overwork him.

  10. suckkabooya March 3, 2019 11:19 am

    Yes, good to see the Women still have chance at the bye(s). Just like Ganot possibly can, I think Beeman may figure things out come tournament time. But the situation is different for the Women in that their seeding is more important for them to advance (because without Woodfolk mainly). Men draw won’t matter for them as much, any match-up (ANY) could go either way (all dependent on Stansberry). Still get chance. X’s and O’s.

  11. islandman March 3, 2019 11:29 am

    18. Note : The Men’s tournament does not have any byes. #1 seed plays #8, / 2 plays 7 / 3 plays 6 and #4 plays #5.

  12. kahuna March 3, 2019 11:48 am

    IMHO…Tago need to lose weight. She got way to heavy to be a guard. When she came in, she was groomed to be a shooting/point guard in the mold of Courtney Middap but she have gained so much weight that she is more of a liability. She doesn’t possess the quickness to create her own shot. She is not much of a passer. Defensively, she is really unable to keep up with the quicker guards in this league. If she was this big but have athleticism then maybe something can be worked out but there is just no where to play her IMHO.

    She needs to do two things. One is to lose weight. If that is not possible, then she need to expand her game and learn to play inside…ala Myrrah Joseph. I don’t think I can remember seeing any guard(at least I have seen any in all the games I attended)that is built like her. She is just flat out too big to be a guard.

    Don’t say Destiny King because Destiny was athletic. She was also a fierce rebounder and could attack the basket. Tago is strictly a shooter.

  13. Stephen Tsai March 3, 2019 12:35 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49011

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