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Thursday’s showdown with Nevada is a “Blackout”

The University of Hawai’i athletic department is calling for a “Blackout” at the Stan Sheriff Center on Thursday, when the Hawaii basketball team hosts Nevada in a Western Athletic Conference showdown.

All fans who attend the game are encouraged to wear black.

“If you come out with that burst of energy, you start out on a whole ‘nother level,” junior Hauns Brereton said. “When you hear that crowd roar, it gives you another level. There’s something special that comes from energy. Hopefully this ‘Blackout’ can give it to us.”

The Warriors are 13-9 overall and in third place in the WAC at 5-3. Nevada is 19-4 overall and alone in first place at 8-1. A victory by Hawai’i would keep the Warriors in the chase for the WAC regular-season championship.

“Feeling pretty good,” Brereton said. “We’re pretty excited about it. We’re excited for the competition and what it means if we win this game.”

Junior forward Joston Thomas added: “We got Nevada coming in and we’re going to need you guys to be the sixth man again, just like every other home game.”

(WarriorInsider.com file photo courtesy Brandon Flores)

6 Comments

  1. It would be just awesome if the Stan Sheriff Center is packed and rockin’ on Thursday evening. Lemme tell you there’s no feeling like it when your team appears and the crowd goes crazy.
    Go Warriors!

  2. the blackout game is now a SOLD OUT game.

  3. hey, are the rainbow warriors coming out dressed in black?

    is it permissible for the home team to wear dark colors???
    i would.

  4. 18 days between Men’s B-ball home games is WAY too long a stretch. Been jonesing a little. Thursday night can’t come soon enough but when it does, our ohana will be there.

    If only 5,000 fans show up, no matter, just gotta yell TWICE AS LOUD!!!

  5. There’s still plenty of tickets

  6. I don’t get this black out thing.
    We fans should be wearing manoa warrior green for every game.

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