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UPDATED: Warriors in Blaisdell blowout over Chaminade

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Busting a ghost from Christmas past, Aaron Valdes scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Roderick Bobbitt added 15 points, 13 rebounds and six assists Friday night to help the University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team dash through neighborhood rival Chaminade, 94-63.

A mellow crowd of 927 at Blaisdell Arena watched Isaac Fleming add 13 points, Stefan Jovanovic pitch in with 12 points, 13 boards and two blocks, and Garrett Nevels and Mike Thomas contribute 11 points each as the Rainbow Warriors improved to 8-3 heading into Monday night’s Diamond Head Classic opener vs. Nebraska. Friday’s game counted as an exhibition for the Silverswords (4-5).

The last time a Hawai’i team had six players score double-figure points in the same game was in 2012 – against Chaminade in a game played on Moloka’i.

The last time UH played Chaminade at Blaisdell Arena — in December 1982 — the Silverswords upset the Rainbows in what turned out to be a preview to Chaminade’s historic victory over No. 1-ranked Virginia a week later. It remains the only victory by a Chaminade team over UH.

There would be no such drama Friday, despite the Silverswords pretty much matching Hawai’i basket-for-basket in the first seven minutes.

“The good thing about this team,” UH coach Benjy Taylor said, referring to his players, “is they don’t panic. They do a good job carrying over the scout(ing report), and even though we got down early, they didn’t panic. They just stayed with what we were going to do.”

Chaminade led 17-12 after Kuany Kuany’s short jumper in the lane five minutes into the first half, and was up, 22-18, after Kuany’s 3-pointer with 13:31 remaining in the first half. But Valdes answered with a short bank shot and free throw to close it to 22-21 a half minute later, and then put the Rainbow Warriors up for good at 23-22 with another short jumper — his five straight points igniting a torrid 30-4 run that blew the game open with UH leading 48-26 just under three minutes before halftime.

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The Rainbow Warriors led, 55-32, at intermission, by which point Valdes already had 19 points and five rebounds and Bobbitt scored 11 points, grabbed five boards, dished out three assists and had two steals.

“It was a tough match-up for us, because we’re a guard-oriented team and their guards are better than our guards,” Silverswords coach Eric Bovaird said. “Roderick Bobbitt is one of the best players in the country in making steals, I would love to have him on my team. Aaron Valdes is one of the best as far as transitioning from one year to the next — the way he’s developed, he’s really progressed as a good player. They’re a really good, smart team.”

Jovanovic, a 6-11 sophomore, had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the first half alone, establishing new career-highs in both categories. He played an extended role after starting forward Mike Thomas picked up two fouls within the first three minutes of the game.

“Mike getting two early fouls was a little disappointing, but then Stef came in and really, really just controlled both boards,” Taylor said. “He got a double-double at halftime, so it was really good to see him play a lot of minutes and put the ball in the hole and do some nice things out there.”

The Silverswords could not get closer than 21 points in the second half. Kevin Hu led Chaminade with 12 points and Kuany finished with 10 points.

The Warriors utilized their their size advantage by out-rebounding the Silverswords 56-34. In addition to career-high 13 rebounds apiece for Jovanovic and Bobbitt, junior guard Quincy Smith grabbed a career-high eight boards in addition to six points.

Bovaird said he was particularly impressed with Hawai’i’s transition game.

“Valdes is really hard to contain in the open court,” he said. “When he sees an open lane, he’s gotta be one of the fastest guys in the country at filling it. He’s fast and very athletic. They do a really good job of running and scoring in transition. In the four years I’ve seen them, this is the best team they’ve had when it comes to getting out and running hard downcourt.”

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Taylor learned something else about his team, when starting forward Negus Webster-Chan was not cleared to play Friday despite making apparent progress on a sprained ankle suffered on Dec. 6.

“I thought he was going to play, but it was miscommunication,” Taylor said. “We found out he couldn’t, but this is a tough group. It all worked out.”

Taylor, who was nursing a double-ear infection and a 102-degree fever himself, said he hoped Webster-Chan would be available vs. Nebraska on Monday night.

Sophomore forward Stefan Jankovic did not play against Chaminade, and is still awaiting clearance on his grades from the just-completed semester before he can become eligible to play in games.

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SCHEDULE CHANGE

The home game against UC Santa Barbara has been moved to Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 7 p.m. It was previously scheduled for March 5.

People who already have a ticket with the March 5 date can use that ticket for the March 4 game.

31 Comments

  1. Hey RunBows, you’ve got to add Air Valdes and MT to our three shooters list. Percentage wise leading the team. Altogether, not bad, for the players with (expected) extended minutes.

  2. akuhead2:

    Right. With Janks, Negus, hopefully Jawato “Wato” hitting their shots, soon DHC and especially BWC and post season.. Rainbow Warriors, can be dangerous as a Whole Team, Both their outstanding Athleticism , Defense and Offense.. Have to get Fleming to start to get assists.. he went whole game with a lot of minutes, Zero assists..the guy can score, has to play under control and facilitate, once he starts passing for about 2 or 3 assists a game plus , shoots steadily.. and Quincy as well.. UH has 4 excellent guards.. their wings, Jawato, Valdes, …Forwards Thomas/ NWC.. and 4/5’s Janks and Jovanovich.. PLUS akuhead2 .. this is a BB high IQ team, with relentless push, and drive to prove YOU and ME wrong.. they will win the games We think they might lose.. hope they don’t lose the games they should

    akuhead2 and others.. easily coaches could have walked away..whole team , just quit on season.. credit to Coach Taylor , staff and the guys for becoming , or on track to be a really Good team with chance to win BWC title. For Real.. is This For Real ? Without question. IF they keep on getting better game to game, week to week, and peak in March !!

  3. 1) If our guards play decently (like against Marist and Chaminade..
    ***We have a good chance to beat Northridge, Fullerton and Riverside

    2) If our guards REALLY play well (like against Delaware State), and guard the 3 pointers well…
    ***We have a good chance to beat Long Beach, Cal Poly, and UC Davis.

    3) If our guards REALLY play well, Negus/Thomas/Jovanovic also play well, and we seal off the inside penetration (like against Pitt)…
    ***We have a good chance to beat Irvine, UCSB, and Nebraska.

    4) If EVERYONE REALLY plays well, and Stefan Jankovic is as good as advertised (AND) they allow him to play in the DHC…
    ***We have a shot against Wichita State… and to win the BW Tournament.

    Team #1: 18-14 (one game in the BW tournament)
    Team #2: 20-13 (two games in the BW tournament)
    Team #3: 22-12 (three games in the BW tournament)
    Team #4: 25-9 (three games in the BW tournament / BW champs)

  4. Aaron Valdez is having a monster break out year. Reminds me of two guys: Trevor Ruffin and Bill Amos. What a difference a year can make. He’s a good example to kids that want to excel in basketball. Dedication is the word. Of course helps when you can leap out of the gym. I thought one or two players from last year’s bench needed to step up and so far Valdez has stepped up in a big way. And Michael Thomas is not far behind. Another guy making a move is Stefan Jovanovich. New faces are emerging due to the exit of our star player Isaac Fotu. Just goes to show that if you have a talented bench they can fill vacancies and excel if they are given enough playing time. Need to give some credit to Gib Arnold and Brandon Akana for recruiting this special team.

  5. trivia: Jovanovic had a double double in the 1st half, 10 pts and 11 rebounds and a quadruple double in the 2nd half, 2 pts,, 2 rebounds, 2 for 2 on FT’s.

    He’s has the best FT % at 85 %. Mike Thomas is at 75.9 %, followed by Fleming at 75 % .

  6. servante… totally agree.. I believe his name is VALDES not Valdez, Air Cuba, Airon, catch me in the air.. measured vert, even he doesn’t know.. All American type Water Polo prep/HS star, he has great athleticism, and Great Cardio.. they don’t run plays for him, except when they eye contact some lobs.. He has high motor like Jared Dillinger, Christian Standhardinger, just get up and go.. and plays within himself.. real treat to watch..and He Humble guy with Great TribeVx4, support, His Ohana.. Another GREAT Connection, and probably why team united, despite departure of Two coaches and Two Bigs? Mamma Valdes, letter.. support the team, reminder even to fellow families and the team, support each other, play for team, the fans and Hawaii, UH admin.. I don’t know.. they are reaping benefit from Incredible effort, from whomever on the court for the 12 active guys, Incredible.. I tell you servante, eagle, Tavs, Josh, palolo, warriorhaw, Chuck, BigFan, BackBeat, jjay, clyde, and so many other hard core, supportive fans.. I HAVE NEVER SEEN A UH MBB TEAM COMPETE and win.. like this 2014-15, UH MBB team, Incredible guidance by Benjy and staff.. and Team with healthy NWC and finally eligible, and PLEASE ncaa , that one last gift for This Year, get the paper work done to get Janks on board, He Did Everything right, he is okay, so let him play.. This Team, get ready, want to Finish 2014 strong.. 4-1, ? or 5-0? Then go for the gusto, primo, numbah one, in BWC..

    Love This Team, absolutely.. and Benjy.. GOOD JOB.. and Team, and the families.. One Ohana..I don’ t hear or read the negative people now.. Team just having fun, doing well in school and representing 808 !!
    Great !!
    🙂

  7. I could not make it to this game so I want to hold back on my comments but it sure looks easy in these highlights. I know that these are only the highlights of the UH scores but it still looks like UH was on a different level from Chaminade. It looks like some of the Chaminade guys didn’t even want to challenge shots from the inside so not sure if they were in foul trouble.

    This is still a good win! Negus got to rest his ankle some more and they didn’t need Janks and they still won by 30! Just need to keep this momentum going into the Diamond Head Classic.

  8. Servante…

    If you think Valdes is really good now… wait till Jankovic is put into the mix… Janko’s presence will definitely help the other players on the team:

    Valdes (easier lanes to the basket): Janko’s ability to shoot the outside shots will force the opposing forwards or centers to move slightly away from the paint, creating driving lanes for Valdes. I expect several 20 point games for Valdes, and a higher field goal percentage going into the BW play.

    Bobbitt (More assists): Janko’s agility and good hands will enable Bobbitt to play pick and roll in the half court game… enabling easier lanes for Bobbitt and more assists.

    Webster-Chan (better 3-point looks): When Janko establishes himself in the paint or at the post, defenses will collapse to defend the pick and roll, leaving Negus AND Nevels with better outside opportunities.

    Mike Thomas: At this point, Thomas plays much better coming off the bench and/or playing aggressively without worrying about being in foul trouble. Thomas’ minutes (though more limited) will be much more productive as the season progresses.

    Coach Benjy: Janko will enable Coach Benjy to go 9 deep… which will be definitely be beneficial when Hawaii goes on the road. Our guards can only take us so far. Remember the BYU game? The first half was the most valiant effort our players displayed in recent years. I remember the BYU tv commentator saying Hawaii players were playing like a pack of wild dogs… relentless.

    Unfortunately, we were playing with only 7 players, without Negus and Janko. Can you imagine the outcome of the BYU game if we were 9 deep? No way BYU would have scored 90, and no way Collinsworth would have his triple double with Negus or Janko on him. No way.

  9. Sorry. What’s up with Wichita? Nebraska is ranked 25 in the AP and 22 in USA Today. Yeah, never mind, that’s alright, Wichita is good every year. I’m hyped we are going to beat a ranked team in Nebraska. … Too early? … Alright. What do we need? We need Bobbitt to shoot a better percentage or concentrate on running the team and playing defense, and we need Nevels to shoot a better percentage. Although, I think if Nevels gets 7 or more rebounds, that alone would really help us towards the win. His all around game is better this year, just his shooting fell off. Who knew Nevels was that tough inside. I hope he gets his stroke back from long range, but I am leaning toward thinking his help rebounding really tips the balance of the game. Sure Janks might help in that area, but Nevels is solid.
    And I think MT can adapt to any situation. He can surprise from anywhere on the floor. Solid, from anywhere. Wherever the coach needs someone to solid. Put him in, in that place.
    And again, this is the coaches game. Keeping the team focused throughout the game.

  10. akuhead2…

    It’s interesting that you mentioned Nevels. His shooting percentage has been all over the place the last few games… .36% at BYU, 63% vs. Delaware St., then 44% against Chaminade. As Bobby Curran once said on the radio, Nevels shoots better when he doesn’t have to create his shot, and when he catches, sets, and shoots (with time to set up)… Last year, when Fotu and Standhardinger were driving inside the paint, Nevels was able to get the outlet pass from the inside, with time to set up and shoot… since defenders would collapse the paint to defend against our two forwards.

    This year, Mike Thomas and Stefan Jovanovic haven’t been offensively consistent inside, which limits the need for weak-side help from opposing guards… thus, Nevels would usually be covered most of the time. Throw Jankovic into the mix, and I think you’ll have better looks for Nevels, and for Webster-Chan. If Hawaii plays at FULL STRENGTH on Monday versus Nebraska, with Jankovic… our team will be 10 points better than the team that beat Pittsburgh.

    By the way, Nevels rebounding has been inconsistent lately too… weird… He got 9 rebounds against East Carolina (in Florida), then he got 2 against Del St., he got 3 against BYU, then he got 2 rebounds against Chaminade. On the OTHER hand, his 3-point shooting has gotten a little better during those last 3 games… 7 for 16 (44%)… not bad… and soon to get even better.

  11. njacinto:

    You are another forum(s) contributor, like a few others here, really objective, positive, and you know basketball/hoops ! I enjoy your, akuhead2, servante and other MBB fans gals and guys that share their take on this Team.
    One common thread? Team, learning AND winning through adversity. Never seen a UH team do that in decades.
    Another forum member, actually I think two, said for me to be “real” or I guess not overboard… for example UH’s Pitt win on Maui, or their 2 out of 3 wins in Florida, however, you would have to consider these factors:
    1)Two Coaches that recruited Fotu and Sammis were fired.. Gib and Akana
    2)Two Bigs that were recruited by them Left the Team. Were expected to be huge contributors.
    3)Other thing/matter still to be addressed. I guess as Benjy says.. no news is good news..
    4)The tag “interim” Head Coach on Benjy, has handcuffed recruiting.
    5)rash of Injuries, Quincy’s back and wrist, Bobbitt’s still recovering conditiioning and broken left arm, Jawato getting back into shape and getting his 3 ball stroke back. bet he doesn’t play more, if he doesn’t keep the D intensity and be agressive confident with shot and within system, NWC ankle sprain..

    Team has those 5 things to have and are dealing with , and are at 8-3, with healthy NWC and able to close out High point, and not as tired playing against USF in Florida after red eye from Maui, UH MBB could easily be 11-0 or 10-1, however.. how many here, and I am talking about really faithful, positive fans like yourself my self and a handful of others would think UH would be 8-3, not 3-8?

    UH has 3 games in DHC and two more end of Dec before BWC play starts in Jan, 2 home games at SSC.. so 5 games more before conference, if UH goes 5-0, 4-1 at the least.. and be 13-3 or 12-4, or even 11-5 .. FANTASTIC JOB..

    And this MBB story is known, or if UH , and they will wins, 2 or maybe even 3 with healthy NWC and eligible Janks.. This story is national, espn, Fox, CBS, NBC sports, Sports Illustrated, PTI, Neil Everett, Andy Katz.. and finally local media..

    These guys are winners, and not by mistake or just.. coincidence.. they are working hard, and are talented.. guard/wing heavy athletic, and perfect fit to win games, a lot in BWC play..

    Go Rainbow Warriors !
    njacinto, love your comments and Always Positive side of UH MBB..
    🙂

  12. Drink plenty of water, Benji, get better from the double ear infection and 102 temp.

  13. Runbows…

    I like this year’s team… I know this year’s team is special.

    When we started Big West play two years ago, we looked good during the pre-conference season, then fall flat when we realized having a poor point guard (Tavita) wasn’t gonna cut it in the Big West, and we couldn’t guard the perimeter,,, we needed new guards.

    Last year, we thought we got it fixed… when Keith Shamburger showed us what a real point guard looked like… but we discovered that it only solved ONE of our problems. The second problem was that our guards were small and not physical enough to guard the perimeter players in the Big West… Again, we fell flat in the Big West… but what made it worse was that we couldn’t win at HOME for a stretch of games. How frustrating! It became the Shamburger/Gib Arnold soap opera.

    This year, despite all that early season crisis, we finally have the RIGHT personnel… we got physical guards who can play defense… we got two forwards from last year (Valdes and M.Thomas) who put in the hard work, the conditioning, and the extra practice during the off season determined to win playing time… and we finally got two versatile wing players in Webster-Chan and Janko who can be match up problems for Big West opponents.

    I cannot wait for Monday, when Benjy gets to see how his car runs… with super unleaded… using all 8 cylinders… We are gonna surprise some people… Finish 5th in the Big West? No, I don’t think so.

  14. Now comes the real test. Hawaiian Airlines Classic

  15. Greatest team ever. Soon to be the talk of all national sports reporters and stations. Never seen any team overcome so much and succeed against such odds. Deck stacked against them but they come out firing. BWC champs for sure and Final Four, here we come. First DHC champs, then ready for big run. Sign Benjy now before major schools come calling with big $. Wow! Ready for Monday!

  16. Pupule:

    Bottom fishing again..
    soon gone..bye, bye.

    Back to positive
    this team, really appreciate..only ones I know for their few home games got standing ovation
    keepitreal, chuck, backbeat, warriorhaw, tavs, eagle, clyde, islandman.
    , josh, palolowarror, bigfan..jjay..we love effort and guys haven’t quit

    Pupule bey, bye !!
    Gone……!

    🙂

  17. Sure hope the UH Registrar is on it to get Janks suited up for Monday’s game.

    Nebraska is vulnerable as they have 3 big men out right now. It will be fun to see Tai Webster.

    UC Davis has improved immensely as they finally have a good big man to play with senior and league leading high scorer, Corey Hawkins.

    Q’s PG brother, Kendall Smith, is leaving UNLV, the 10th transfer for Dave Rice…wonder where he is going? http://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/unlv-rebels/basketball/kendall-smith-leaves-unlv-basketball-team-will-transfer

    GO BOWZ…claim this tournament, one game at a time!

  18. Wonder if Tony Webster will be at DHC?? Quick hands like Bobbitt…Rod really doing well as PG !
    Yes Backbeat..hope they get janks ready fast, guy has paid his dues, just so anxious to play again !!

    Go Bows !
    🙂

  19. Runbows, always, thanks for your insightful comments.
    Njacinto, absolutely correct with your comments about how our personnel last year helped showcase Nevels’ catch and shoot strength. I think the Coaches last year were ‘able’ to consistently call the sets and plays that played to those particular talents. But I think that this year, the Coaches were put in the position to ask Nevels to contribute in other ways such as rebounding. I think Nevels’ rebounding has been inconsistent this year from game to game because the Coaches have not always been asking him to step up his rebounding. My observations, (from way afar as they may be), are that Nevels can step up to the task of rebounding. My feeling is that players would rather play ‘their own’ natural positions, as blurry as that might sometimes get, and at even sacrificing a few wins, I am for allowing them to play their own positions. We are fortunate, privileged even, to have players able and willing, willing and able to play so well out of position. When Coaches are able to take advantage of ‘all of the skills’, of ‘the best skills of each’ of the players, I think it is unquestionable that those ‘are great coaches’. If it is just every now and then, we can say those coaches shows ‘signs of brilliance’. I might be wrong, but I think that the Coaches didn’t emphasize that Nevels should have focused on rebounding against BYU. It was not Nevels’ showing inconsistency, nor the Coaches so much, as the Coaches just putting in a different game plan. The game plan being inconsistent from game to game as our personnel hasn’t allowed, as well as we might plan differently for different teams, the coaches to install a consistent game plan. With Janks in there now, the Coaches will be able to start settling in this teams overall game plan, and we should be better from now on. We cross our fingers that everyone returns to good health and game form for the next game, Coach Benjy too. I agree, these Bows can be very good. My only addition is that these Coaches will be a big part of that too.
    I hope they read njacinto’s comments, and RunBows, islandman, servant, many more (there are not that many, but I am not going to list them (I see RunBows has listed them a few times, Mahalo RunBows) and look in on all the comments on WI regularly.

  20. quick read: Its all on the Coaches. or at least, a great deal of it …

  21. Oh no. Gotta go cuz Runbows sez so. What did I say that was not positive? Even more positive than anyone. Go Bows! Win it all and show Runbows etal that you can do it. JMO but guess that only counts if I bow to Runbows. Wait a minute! Maybe I have been reading it wrong. Should be Run Bows (as in bow before the true owner of WI). Can’t run me off just cuz I believe in this team even MORE than you. Forget those teams in the past. This one is the BEST!!

  22. Oops. Forgot to add Runbows right. Can’t remember any past teams getting standing ovations from crowd.

  23. What happened to the “Walkbows” guy ?

  24. islandman:

    No Sense engage , this gal or guy again..waste.. time, they get out of line, profane , abusive or just cause disruption to forum that a lot of families, potential recruits young and old fans of UH MBB view. … Dayton will delete their comments.. You can count on it. Open discussion, opinion, not a playground for jabs and punches.

    BACK TO MBB..
    Appears, Jankovich, really hoping.. about 99.9% certain will play against Nebraska(BM.. SA today)..hope as BackBeat mentioned the registrar, and Indianapolis, or Kansas City, wherever NCAA is located will confirm Janks grades. He is a good student.. Remember past video, he had 3 or 4 finals, smart guy.. he goes off to quiet room, with Mozart or Beethoven on , music to relax, concentrate then got his finals , preparation done.. Confident he did well this semester !!

    Of, islandman, others.. is it our favorite person at UH Athletics/ compliance NCAA office, the Compliance person for NCAA, that should fax Janks grades to NCAA. I don’t know how it works, I was a former,.. da kine worker for the state of the state, so I know.. some of these workers, the office, they take couple days off during Holiday weeks.. Hope Not.. so important for Stefan Jankovich.. The guy has been waiting about a Year to play Ball again.. Wishing you, Stef, Janks Jankovich. to get approved.. sooon.. very soon

    akuhead2, You down southern hemisphere working? Samoa, Tahiti, Australia of NZ sometimes. or back in 808… love YOUR passion for MBB.. through past 3 coaches and before..
    Keep up the late nite, from outside 808 comments.. love the reads and honest comments.. That is why this season to win 19 or 20.. falls on Coach Taylor and staff , how they handle , coach team, Coach Loyd great shooter HS All American out of Oklahoma and a UCLA grad and player, Coach Autry, with the old dominant Tulsa teams of the past, great assistant.. And Senque, developer of top notch NBA talent, one Paul George.. great recruiter..Benjy, once again.. on short notice, gathered a Good,very good coaching staff.

    DHC.. fans.. let’s hope.. ONE at a time.. UH can make a run for the DHC title !!
    Finally after sooooo looooong.. UH is back in their own home arena , The Stanley..

    Go Rainbow Warriors !
    🙂

  25. RunBows, others, NCAA went on vacation or what ? The letter was supposed to have come out by the past week .

  26. islandman:

    Jackson…”ha … ha.. hahhhhhh !”
    🙂
    Remember, hellfire come down, October, Novemeber now almost 2015, I don’t know.. Who does.. ?
    Unless. the legal team, or whatever happened, with two coaches gone and two of their Top bigs they helped recruit gone.. maybe.. ncaa, it is not a top Priority. .. The NCAA investigation. and mess at North Carolina over 20 year period the Bogus classes for FB.. and MBB? That is a big one.

    Great gift NCAA can do for UH MBB, like by tomorrow Monday Dec 22 2014? Get Janks grades marked approved, verified, and Jankovich Finally ready to Play for UH MBB. I be he gets a standing ovation when he finally gets into game in DHC..
    Hope NWC is okay… Janks and NWC.. they were the ones wanted to Take UH MBB to next level.. really shoot for the ncaa’s consistently.. and championships. why not..
    Unreal fact for hundredth time: UH 8-3.. without NWC and Janks for a stretch of those games.. This IS ONE OHANA.. finish strong, good BB IQ team.. whether.. Valdes is playing the 5 spot with 4 guards.. incredible.. amazing.. and fun.. Hope , really hope 5000+ will come out to Nebraska game.. more like about 7000 would be great.. holiday time.. however.. UH students, Manoa Maniacs on winter break.. so they Should be out in Force. and soon hopefully Jamie Smith will be back with UH MBB !!
    🙂
    ha… Ha….Ha..Haaaaaaah !

  27. No profanity from here but just disagree with Runbows overhype which is his opinion. Was waiting for the please Dayton bit. That is how RB rolls. Go Bows! Not going anywhere. Big mahalo to all open minded fans on site. Go Bows!!!

  28. Forgot.. sorry students.. I think there is a student discount.. DHC owned by Espn, so it is not part of the UH home game package, where UH students use their ID to get in ..Still would be nice if 150 could come to game , make Noise.. because. it will be on national ESPN tv, at 130 am EST, and 1030am PST.. I think?

    Go Bows !!
    🙂

  29. DHC game Monday Nebraska vs UH at 800pm HST…
    Would be really great if Stefan Jankovich makes his First Official Appearance before the UH faithful fans.. would not be surprised if he go an ovation.. Imagine His Trials, and patience, to finally be able to play for UH MBB.. That next level, NWC and Janks plus the Terrific Ten One Ohana, UH MBB team..

    Final 5 games of 2014.. DHC-3.. and then 2 more 29th, and 30th,.. SSC home games, then start 2 game home stand against BWC teams.. awesome.. UH at SSC home arena for next 7 games !

    🙂

  30. Runbows

    I think people are starting to believe what you and others on this forum has been saying about this team from day 1, That we got one awesome team. The powers to be tried to cut the team’s head off (Gib,Fotu) Nonetheless, this team has come back with vengeance and reinvented themselves, This little train that could is at the precipice of turning into a mighty locomotive when all the pieces of the puzzle are finally put into place and the team gets in a few more practice sessions with Benji and coaches. Like Runbows been saying this is no ordinary team. This team knows how to dig in the trenches and stay focused no matter happens around them. That’s championship caliber baby and that’s no hype. What makes this team special is not the talent that they all posses, but the mental toughness that they have shown the past month, in and outside the court. Simply put they are winners and soon the world will get to hear the stories about this special group of student athletes.

  31. RunBows/ Servante

    Excellent observations. I was at the Chaminade game and let me tell you, they played all out. I think new and additional wrinkles on the offense caused some of the TOs. But the effort was there. No matter if it was against DII team. I think they just wanted to get better and better.

    REINVENT. I like that description Servante. Roles were changed, players had to step up, and coach to player communication had to be developed from both sides. Just and awesome job by the whole program.

    Go Bows!!!!!

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