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Warriors rout UC Riverside, 100-69


Christian Standhardinger scored a game-high 27 points, Brandon
Spearman added 18 points and Isaac Fotu finished with 16 points
tonight as Hawai’i routed UC Riverside, 100-69, for its first Big West
Conference victory of the season.

An appreciative crowd of about 6,200 at the Stan Sheriff Center also
watched Garrett Nevels score all 12 of his points in the first half as
the Warriors led 56-30 at the break en route to improving to 12-5
overall, 1-2 in the Big West. The Highlanders, who were coming off an
81-69 upset at UC Davis on Thursday, fell to 6-12, 1-3.

UH struggled from the field in its two Big West road losses at Cal
Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal State Northridge but sprinted out to a
15-1 lead in the first four and a half minutes tonight, with Nevels
and Spearman draining back-to-back 3’s t cap that start.

UC Riverside finally awoke and cut it to 19-9 on Sam Finley’s layup
with 12:29 remaining, but that was as close as it would get as the
Warriors went on a 13-5 run to extend the lead to 32-14 after Quincy
Smith’s free throw with 8:14 left. It became 39-16 after Spearman’s
jumper with 5:43 remaining, and 56-30 at the break as Fotu’s
three-point play helped Hawai’i finish the half with a 7-2 run.

The Highlanders never closed the gap in the second half.

More details, including video highlights and interviews, will be posted later.

Saturday’s Big West results
Hawai’i 100 UC Riverside 69
Long Beach State 63, Cal Poly 62
UC Davis 69, Cal State Fullerton 61
UC Santa Barbara 79, Cal State Northridge 69


  1. TRIPLE Digits… Good
    Aussie Son HIT THe Triple Digit Jump Shot… GʻDay! Aussie Mum!

    NOW, ʻBows…
    STEP It Up
    Keep it Up
    Treat This as The Beginning of The Streak
    And/OR The Trend of Winning Every Where
    Make it So…
    Road is Set Up Nicely..
    UC-Davis is Where Tonightʻs Opponent Got Their First Road Win
    WE Better be able to do The Same…
    Then Second Leg is Tough UC-Irvine of Triple Seven-Footer Stature
    THIS Trip is a Good Mid-Season MEASURE
    Of How Much More UHMBB Needs to Improve to Be a BWC Winner…

    Good Win Tonight — ANY Win by 30+
    Go ʻBows !

  2. Eagle: This was the Diamond Head Classic team and more tonite, no let up, all 13 guys go to play.
    Now simple, UH on the road, next week, must , ABSOLUTELY MUST, get at least ONE win, come back 1-1, then 4 game homestand, go out on the road again, at 6-3, pretty much stay with the middle of the pack. If UH SWEEPS, they can go out on road again at 7-2, and they are leading, 1 or 2 in BWC, ..Eagle, one thing, this BWC, so much parity, a ninth place team can go into the first place team’s house and upset them, a first place team can go into the ninth place team’s house and get beat, BWC PARITY,and that is good for UH.
    They have to play at least 4 or 5 times BETTER effort, on the road, to get wins, no less.
    Come on Bows, Warriors, Rainbows, get those W’s, try to finish at least 11-5, as winbow, uhf and others say, or better, finish, and take a shot at Honda Center Anaheim for the Big Prize.
    One day, week, game, practice, month at a time, Go Bows!
    Great win!

  3. Eagle: AND fans, that Stefan Jovanovich, 5 fouls to use, plus he blocks shots, bodies, up, gets physical, AND scores 6 pts, each time he was called up in the two games he was inserted to, when UH bigs got into foul trouble, or Gib trouble, Isaac, not protecting the rim. Good for Stefan, he is going to help.
    Just wish, Mike Thomas, you can tell tremendous potential, he should take the ball all the way to the rim, instead of the 3 ball, he starts to score, he and Aaron, will really help team. GREAT TEAM win, and Gib and team are off to having hopefully a Great March Madness,
    ONE GAME AT A TIME< and Coach Fish, great scout of Riverside, along with Benjy, Brandyn, and Gib, Fans over 6000+ strong, GREAT crowd, wait until Jamie comes back, 7000+? Wow!!
    Go Bows!!

  4. Stefan Jankovic 6’11” 242, sighting on the bench! Caleb Dressler 6’10” 245, Negus Webster-Chan 6’7″ 205, Niko Filopovich 6’0″ 160, awaiting, to bring firepower to next year’s team What? another 7’0″ or 6’9″ rim protector or 6’7″ -6’8″ hybrid SF/PF, handles, to the rim, and fly high, awesome , outlook for next year too!

    Agree with hoops, UH gotta split 1-1, or 2-0 split, they gotta play super hard, get lead or even and close, out, cannot get down 16-18 pts and have to play catch up against Irvine and Davis!

  5. Yep eagle, great that Mike Harper hit the fade away jumper to get to 100!

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