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Post-game celebration includes autograph session

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The University of Hawai’i basketball team performed like rock stars on Saturday night, so perhaps it was fitting that the Warriors were treated like such after the game.

Hundreds of fans stayed late into the night for an autograph session at the Stan Sheriff Center following the Warriors’ 100-69 blowout victory over UC Riverside.

Posters, pictures, t-shirts and shoes – yes, shoes – were some of the items that the fans brought for the players to sign.

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The Warriors are scheduled to depart Honolulu on Tuesday afternoon for another two-game road trip. They will play at UC Davis on Thursday, then at conference leader UC Irvine on Saturday.

Hawai’i is 12-5 overall and 1-2 in the Big West. UC Davis picked up its first Big West victory (69-61 over Cal State Fullerton) on Saturday and is 6-13 overall and 1-3 in conference; UC Irvine is 12-7 and 3-0.

Following its 100-point performance, the Warriors are now averaging 81.8 points per game, which is seven points per game more than any other team in the conference (UC Irvine is second at 74.8).

The last Big West team to score 100 points in a conference game was Cal State Fullerton in February of 2012 (when Hawaii was still in the WAC).

“Now we have to refocus, obviously,” head coach Gib Arnold said. “We got two big ones coming up … that’s going to be the key – go get some wins on the road.”

1 Comment

  1. Mahalo Dayton for video of post game autograph session. Reminds me, and a lot of old time fans of Fab Five and Henderson days. Community and fans, got to know the team up close and personal. Good team and personalities , they will win on the court, and off the court in real life be successful!

    Uhfanzonly1.
    And great fans, the Dad and son and daughter, they really like the team,and experience, Gib has really started that Hawaii MBB culture, that has been missing for about a decade!

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