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Warriors head home to prepare for Nevada

The Hawai’i basketball team didn’t have much time to celebrate its road victory at San Jose State. Less than 10 hours after the 83-81 overtime win over the Spartans on Saturday night, the Warriors were checking out of their San Jose hotel and headed back to Honolulu.

Hawai’i, which is now 13-9 overall and in third place in the Western Athletic Conference at 5-3, will host first-place Nevada on Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Wolf Pack is 19-4 overall and 8-1 in the conference, including a 77-74 win over the Warriors last month in Reno, Nev.

“We’ll take Super Bowl Sunday off, then we’ll be back in the gym Monday and working to try to get a little bit better and prepare for Nevada,” Hawai’i head coach Gib Arnold said.

Arnold and his coaching staff gathered in a meeting room at the team hotel shortly after the win over San Jose State, and already started discussing strategies for Nevada.

“Watched some film last night and met with the coaching staff ‘til late,” Arnold said. “That’s pretty much normal though. Win or lose, you kind of enjoy it but get going on the next (game).”

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It was not a super weekend in San Jose for all of the Warriors. Overlooked in the win over San Jose State was sophomore forward Trevor Wiseman going scoreless in a game for the first time this season while playing a season-low two minutes.

Gib Arnold declined to comment on Wiseman’s performance, and said he planned to meet with Wiseman before Monday’s practice.

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