Warrior Insider

The Inside Source for Hawaii Men's Basketball

Warriors recruiting students to attend games

The University of Hawai’i basketball team could use all the support it can get this week, and the Warriors are turning to their fellow students for help.

Hawai’i will play two home games this week – Thursday against UC Santa Barbara, and Saturday against Cal Poly. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.


The Warriors visited the student cafeteria and dorms this week in an effort to “recruit” students to attend the home games.

Jamie Smith, the team’s Performance Analyst, led the recruiting effort, just as he did last season. “Every game is a party,” has become his tagline, and he has once again created a theme for each game.

This Thursday will be “Retro Aloha Shirt Night,” and fans are encouraged to wear their “brightest, ugliest or craziest” Aloha attire. Saturday will be “Superhero Night,” and fans are encouraged to wear superhero or super-villain costumes.

Game 22 Tipoff Notes
Hawai’i (15-6, 4-3 Big West) vs. UC Santa Barbara (14-6, 5-2 Big West)
When: Thursday, Feb. 6, 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: Pepsi is the sponsor on Thursday and will award an iPad during halftime. UH season-ticket holders in all UH sports and members of the military receive 50% off adult tickets. The California Hotel & Casino is the sponsor of Saturday’s contest and will award a Vacations Hawaii trip to Las Vegas at halftime. There will be an autograph session with the men’s basketball team in the arena concourse near Gate B following the game. UH Alumni Association paid members and members of the military receive 50% off adult tickets. UH Student Promotions: Thursday’s game is “Retro Aloha Shirt Night” and the student with the craziest, ugliest, or most colorful aloha shirt will win a special prize. Saturday’s game is “Superhero Night” and the student with the best costume will win a special prize.


  1. Great video. Shows Jamie Smith doing his thing, getting support from the students to come to games. Good job Jamie. As well as Fotu, Nevels and Smith, great sports all.

    Believe that the Manoa Maniacs and UH students who were at Northridge game, affected the FT shooting of the Matador players. They suddenly started missing key shots, when the Maniacs did their routine behind basket, it was fun.
    Mahalo to Jamie Smith, and welcome back to UH BB staff, great addition!

    Go Bows

  2. Yea, we yell like he** without the Manoa Maniacs there but man, with a full compliment of MM’s, there just seems to be another level of energy. And the players really seem to feed off of that. Especially the Spear. Glad to see Jamie doing his thing.

    Go Bows!!!!

  3. quincy also got another type of game haha

  4. This video is hilarious!!

  5. “Yay! Give ’em some candy!”

Leave a Response

Login or fill in the fields below to comment. (New user? Register)