Standhardinger is Player of the Week; Warriors will host Northern Arizona
After leading the Hawai’i basketball team to a pair of wins in California last week, junior forward Christian Standhardinger was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week.
The 6-foot-8 junior from Germany scored 41 points on 16-of-29 shooting (55.2 percent) and grabbed 18 rebounds as the Warriors scored road wins at UC Riverside on Thursday and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. He had 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 10 rebounds in the win at Riverside, then had 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting and eight rebounds in the win at Fullerton.
It is the first Player of the Week honor for Standhardinger, and the second for the Warriors this season. Freshman Brandon Jawato took the honor on January 7.
The Warriors have won three consecutive road games, and Standhardinger averaged 24.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game during the streak.
Standhardinger currently leads the team in scoring at 16.0 points per game, and is second on the team in reobunding with 7.8 per game. He also leads the team in steals (29).
The Warriors are 13-9 overall and in third place in the Big West at 7-4. They will host first-place Long Beach State on Thursday at the Stan Sheriff Center.
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WARRIORS HOST NORTHERN ARIZONA ON FEB. 23
The pairings for the ESPN BracketBusters were announced on Monday afternoon, and Hawai’i will host Northern Arizona in a non-televised game on February 23 at the Stan Sheriff Center.
The BracketBusters pool featured 61 total games, but only 13 are selected for national television. Two teams from the Big West Conference were selected for the TV games: first-place Long Beach State will host Stephen F. Austin, and second-place Pacific will travel to Western Michigan.
The Warriors are currently in third place in the Big West. Northern Arizona is 7-14 overall and currently in seventh place in the Big Sky Conference at 4-7.
This is the final year that ESPN will conduct a BracketBusters event. Hawai’i has participated in it every year, and has a 4-6 record in BracketBusters games.