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Warriors will meet Tigers again, this time in California

The Hawaii basketball team will be looking to repeat its performance against Pacific from two weeks ago. To do so, the Warriors can’t repeat their performance against Pepperdine last week.

The Warriors will play at Pacific in a road game on Tuesday, December 6, at the Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, Calif. The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. (Hawaii time). It will be broadcast live on radio on ESPN 1420 AM, and streaming live on the internet on ESPN3.com.

Hawaii defeated the Tigers, 75-70, on November 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center. A putback by Garrett Jefferson with 3.1 seconds remaining broke a 70-70 tie and led the Warriors to the victory.

Since then, the Warriors suffered a disappointing 73-67 loss at Pepperdine on Saturday, December 3. Hawaii led by eight points early in the first half, and the game was tied at halftime, but Pepperdine took control in the second half. The Warriors ended the game with four starters out of the game – Zane Johnson, Joston Thomas and Trevor Wiseman fouled out, and Vander Joaquim was ejected after receiving back-to-back technical fouls.

Hawaii is 2-3 overall, including 0-2 on the road.

Pacific is 3-3, and had two interesting games after its loss at Hawaii. The Tigers got crushed at Stanford, 79-37, on November 28. They bounced back with a 65-57 home victory over Western Athletic Conference champion Utah State on December 3. Pacific is now 3-0 at home this season.

Pacific does not have any players averaging double-figure points, but seven different players are averaging between 5.7 and 9.8 points per game. Lorenzo McCloud, a 6-foot junior guard, leads the team with 9.8 points per game. He scored a season-high 23 points in the loss at Hawaii.

Zane Johnson leads the Warriors in scoring with 16.0 points per game, and freshman point guard Shaquille Stokes is next with 13.0 points per game.

Tuesday’s game is a rare home-and-home series for non-conference opponents, but it will serve as a preview of things to come for both teams. Hawaii will join Pacific in the Big West Conference in the 2012-13 season.

7 Comments

  1. [Re-Posted…]

    Go ‘Bows …Keep Steppin’ Up …

    D, Shooting, Smarts (including managing the frustration/temper
    …or was that transferring from coach? (like getting ejected, etc. ? LOL for now) …

    Keep ‘earning’ more free-throws and makin’ ‘em (good job last game >80%)

    Beating Pacific a Second Time would be a Great Start to the Next Phase of the season thru the DH Classic … esp. since Pacific’s Bob Thomason passed Tark the Shark for All-Time Winningest Big West Coach and knocked off perennial WAC Champ Utah State since the last time we beat ‘em…

  2. Go Warriors!
    Focus, Work Hard, and Know why you are on the court!
    Have an awesome game!

  3. any broadcasts of this game?

  4. UHBB vs. Pacific: ESPN AM 1420 ~ 5 pm

    (Daily Rag listed as AM 1500 but moved due to Cancellation of Call the Coach – Mac Edition;

    Bobby Not on Trip so may be a Feed of Pacific Broadcast, similar to Pepperdine)

  5. thanks eagle. didn’t know that change was made from 1500.

    any live streaming?

  6. Eagle, thanks for the info. GO WARRIORS!!!

  7. As if having a severly underachieving football team wasn’t enough, it’s starting to look like we have a severely underachieving basketball team.. Cmon Gib, start earning your new raise..

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