Well, the volleyball Warriors probably need a redo on last night’s four-set loss to BYU. That’s the beauty of teams on polar ends of the MPSF. There is a rematch. The teams do it again at 3 p.m. Hawaii time. It’ll be on BYUtv.
Things to ponder:
> Charlie Wade is correct that the Warriors just need to make a decision, any decision, and go with it. If a player wants to rip a serve, go ahead and rip it. Same for the float servers. Volleyball is a snap-quick sport. What’s that saying? Paralysis by analysis?
> UC Irvine will beat UC San Diego, which means UH needs to win today to earn a share of the MPSF regular-season title. Irvine still will get the No. 1 seed in the MPSF tournament. But the NCAA selection committee won’t be poring over tie-breakers. A title co-share will go a long way in UH’s argument for an at-large berth in the NCAA tournament.
> The one thing I’ve learned is everybody loves a sports party. Back in 1990, the Rainbow basketball team got screwed over on an NCAA bid. The team was bummed. The fans were bummed. Then UH goes into NIT, and fans are waving ti leaves and the Blaisdell is rockin’ and … nobody is bummed anymore. It was the same in the 2006 regular-season finale against Oregon State, when a capacity crowd left Aloha Stadium feeling bummed. And this was before some of the Prozac-deprived figured out how to use the “comments” section. Several weeks later, UH rallies to beat Arizona State in the Hawaii Bowl, then a couple weeks later, Colt Brennan announces he’s staying in school, and then the 2007 season happens, and nobody is bummed anymore. Well, at least until 2008. I digress. The point is, if UH loses at BYU tonight, history shows things will be better for fans at next week’s MPSF quarterfinals in the Stan Sheriff Center.