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Let the fun begin – Jamie Smith and theme nights are back

Better late than never, Jamie Smith has returned to the University of Hawai’i basketball program. The Manoa Maniacs can now unite in the Stan Sheriff Center for seven remaining home games, starting with this Thursday’s contest against Long Beach State.

“I’m back, and so are the theme nights, so every game is a party,” Smith said.

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Smith’s title with the Warriors is Performance Analyst, so his primary duties will revolve around creating and analyzing game video for the coaches and players. His involvement with the student section during games will not be as extensive as it was last season, but he is still making an effort to recruit students to attend the games.

During the upcoming four-game homestand, each contest will have a theme. Thursday is “Rainbow Warrior Paint Night,” Saturday against Cal State Northridge will be “Pajamas Night,” next Thursday (Feb. 6) against UC Santa Barbara will be “Aloha Shirt Night,” and next Saturday (Feb. 8) against Cal Poly will be “Superhero Night.”

Thanks in large part to Smith’s efforts, the Manoa Maniacs student section reached record attendance numbers last season. He returned to his home country of England after the season, and could not return to UH until this week due to a work visa issue.

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The other video above features the impromptu debut of Polynesian Productions. The usual road video tandem of Davis Rozitis and Isaac Fotu was one short last week, as Rozitis had to finish some school work before joining the team.

Fotu turned to his road roommate, Dyrbe Enos, as a fill-in for Rozitis while the team was in Davis, Calif.

Game 20 Tipoff Notes
Who:
Hawai’i (14-5, 3-2 Big West) vs. Long Beach State (7-12, 3-2 Big West)
When: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Stan Sheriff Center (10,300) – Honolulu
Television: Live on OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD).
Streaming Video: BigWest.tv
Radio: Live on ESPN 1420 AM. 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: $26 (lower); $18 (upper-adult); $16 (upper-sr. citizen); $5 (upper-youth, ages 4-HS); UH Manoa students free with validated ID. Parking $6.
Promotions: Oceanic Time Warner Cable is the sponsor on Thursday and will distribute 5,000 pom poms and award $300 in gas cards. Jack in the Box is the sponsor of Saturday’s contest and will distribute 1,000 koozies and award hundreds of dollars of Jack Cash throughout the game.There will be an autograph session with the men’s basketball team in the arena concourse near Gate B following the game. UH Student Promotions: Thursday’s game is “Rainbow Warrior Paint Night” and the student with best painted face will win a special prize. Also, students will receive free temporary tattoos, Manoa Maniacs pens, and a free slice of pizza (while supplies last). Saturday’s game is “Pajama Night” and the student with the funniest “jammies” will win a special prize. Also, students will receive a slice of pizza. All student giveaways will be at the Manoa Maniacs table at Gate B.

8 Comments

  1. Aloha, and Welcome back Jamie Smith! Get that Stan Sheriff Center rocking again!

    Go Rainbow Warriors!
    😀

  2. FREE Food …

    Followed By FUN And The BEST GAME In Town…

    UH & Students: ROCK the ‘RENA!

    —————–
    UHAD:
    BJ: Thanks for Bringing Jamie Back!
    NEED TO FIND & HIRE A Person Like Jamie Smith to cover EVERY REVENUE Sport !

    NEED TO EXPAND Stan Sheriff
    (AND UHBaseball’s Les Murakami where they Sell SRO, Standing Room Only, Seats
    Yes, Sellouts! Sell The Seats AGAIN!)

    IF We’re SERIOUS ‘Bout Joining a TOP FIVE (Or Six) Conference
    Better Get it NOW with The Second Leading Sport (FIRST Until Football/VB CAN Lead)

  3. Nice… just in time for a 4 game homestand. UH has tons of momentum and the best BW teams are coming in town. It will be an awesome atmosphere.

  4. This Thursday’s game is gonna be fun, fun, fun with Jamie back in town again.

  5. Get it going crazy thursday and saturday nights Jamie, we gotta get the place loud,racous, every warrior fan going nuts in our house! Warriors never let the opposition take away our house! Pack the place ,this team is on the run , new fans come down and support our guys ,they love a loud home court!

  6. This Team Learns …

    And Delivers …

    If NOT on The First Try, then Real Soon after….

    Jamie,
    Understand You Got A Lot of Real Work to do
    Yet “Coaching” a Group to Fill & Activate the Student Section
    should Yield Additional Homecourt ADVANTAGE;
    THAT Student Section has Looked “VACANT”
    and Has Been CALLING for Your Help / Wisdom…

    ! Welcome Back !

  7. Jackson believes that Caleb Dressler is transferring out…

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