The time-tested belief is to not be seduced by opening night. With emotion and jitters, teams are not as good or as bad as they appear. That said, there was a lot to like about the UH basketball team’s opening victory over Montana State. In particular, it was nice to see that Hiram Thompson can make the adjustment to a more uptempo offense. Also, it was nice to see the geometry of the Rainbow Warriors’ NBA-style isolation plays. Better spacing made it easier to drive the lane, find open shots at the perimeter, and create off pick-and-rolls and pick-and-shoot. The Rainbows have a lot of weapons; it was nice that Gib Arnold used most of them.
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Congrats again to the Rainbow Wahine softball team, which received their championship bracelets. Several readers, led by president Pomai, took over the booster club, which paid for the bracelets.
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And that leads us to another contest. Winner gets a choice of Rainbow Wahine softball World Series T-shirt, or a Kukui High T-shirt.
To enter, please post: I go nuts over UH sports.
Avis chooses winner tonight.