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A look at the Honda Center


ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Hawai’i basketball team got its first look inside the Honda Center on Thursday morning, when they were allowed a 30-minute practice session.

The Warriors used most of the time to put up shots and get used to the baskets and the shooting sight lines in the 18,336-seat arena.

The Honda Center is the home arena for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, so it has a professional look and feel to it. There are luxury suites on the concourse level, and there are numerous shops and restaurants surrounding the arena (the Anaheim Angels baseball stadium is also close by).

The Warriors have actually played in a larger arena this season – the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has a capacity of 18,500, and the crowd was listed at 15,431 for the Warriors’ loss at UNLV.

A much smaller crowd is expected to attend the Big West Tournament games, although the UH pep band, cheerleaders and dancers will be at the games to perform.

GAME INFORMATION: #5 Hawai’i (17-13, 10-8 Big West) vs. #4 UC Irvine (18-14, 11-7 Big West)
When: Thursday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. (Hawai’i time)
Where: The Honda Center (18,336) – Anaheim, Calif.
Television: Fox Prime Ticket.
Streaming Video: Live video streaming is available on BigWest.tv.
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM will carry the game. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, and KTOH on Kaua’i.
Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on espn1420am.com
Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthletics.com
Ticket Information: Single-session tickets range from $27-$34 for reserved seating. All session tickets (men and women included) are available for $144. Big West students can purchase a ticket to any Honda Center session for $10 with a valid student I.D.


  1. Nice Basketball Venue. Now UH , make it your home till Saturday afternoon for final game and hopefully championship!

    Howeve, don’t think ahead like the UH Wahine, Irvine will be tough, they travel to Honda Center from down the road, so virtually home game for them , perhaps.

    Once, again, if you are checking your texts, or browsing and checking out Warrrior Insider Update: UH fans from around the planet, are cheering you guys on. No fear. Play like there is no other game, this is the last one for this year. You win this one, Friday you are in semis.

    One Win at a time. sense of urgency, Purpose like the Fullerton WBB team, Dedication, Team, Effort, control John Wilder(the wild card Irvine player)-UH victory!

    Go MBB team!!

  2. Big West update: Long Beach 41, Fullerton 31 with 2 seconds left in the half. (live stats appears to be stalled).

  3. Long Beach State beats Cal State Fullerton, 75-66.

    If Hawai’i wins, it will meet Long Beach State in the semifinals. Pacific and Cal Poly will be the other semifinal game.

  4. HOW MUCH Can the Team WAKE UP (!)
    And Improve in the Second Half?

    Starters (All Players) PASS Smart, Take Care of the Ball
    Shut Down (Normally) Low-Scoring UCI — THEY Expect This
    HIT A Bunch of Shots Hauns, Manroop & Cristian
    As well as All the “Quiet” First-Halfers…
    CAUSE A Monumental UCI Collapse…

    GET BACK This Game!
    Go ʻBows!

  5. One and Done…
    Got Only HALF Way There…
    Not Enough (Obviously)
    Thatʻs the Penalty for Not Being Ready to Play in the First Half
    Not Ready to Play As the Season Winds Down & in the Playoffs
    NOT a Good Data Point
    NOT Good Effort (You wonʻt Win Much If Anything Trading One Half Versus Two for Your Opponents)

    Poor Season Finish (Losing Five of Last Six)
    “Dangerously” Similar to Last Year (Lost 6 of Last 7)
    Trend? Flawed Approach?
    Other Coaches Got Hawaiʻi Figured Out?
    UH Legs Tired?
    What Else?

    THANKS to Players, Coaches, Families & Supporters, Sponsors, Dayton & Co. for a “Winning Season”
    And many Great Thrills & Memories
    AND Much Hope and Reason for Positive Anticipation
    of Even Better Next Season…

    Go ʻBows (ʻtil 6/30/2013)
    Go Warriors!

    [Dallan — Whatʻs the Name of Your Charity?…]

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