Warrior Insider

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Warriors look to rebuild on the road this week


For a program in search of national respect, one loss can certainly make a lot of difference. The University of Hawai’i basketball team is finding that out after a 78-64 home loss to Long Beach State on Saturday.

The Warriors are no longer receiving any points in the national Top 25 polls, and are no longer in the “Bracketology with Joe Lunardi” projections on ESPN.com.

Hawai’i, which is 16-3 overall and 5-1 in the Big West Conference, had been building points in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll since January 11.

The Warriors, however, are still being recognized as one of the top mid-major teams in the country. In particular, they are No. 9 in this week’s College Court Report Top 20 Power Rankings by www.collegecourtreport.com. Hawai’i was No. 6 in that poll last week.

The Warriors also dropped four spots to No. 16 in the Men’s Mid-Major Top 25 by www.collegeinsider.com, and are in the “Also Receiving Votes” category for the Mid-Major Madness Power 15 by www.midmajormadness.com.

Hawai’i, which had an eight-game winning streak snapped, will try to start building again with two road games this week. The Warriors will play at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday, February 4, and then at Cal Poly on Saturday, February 6.

Wednesday’s Big West Games
UC Irvine at Cal Poly
CSUN at UC Riverside

Thursday’s Big West Games
UC Davis at Cal State Fullerton
Hawai’i at UC Santa Barbara, 5 p.m. (Hawai’i time), www.bigwest.tv

Saturday’s Big West Games
CSUN at Long Beach State
Cal State Fullerton at UC Santa Barbara
UC Davis at UC Riverside
Hawai’i at Cal Poly, 5 p.m. (Hawai’i time), ESPNU


  1. The way how Saturday’s game went with Long Beach State it was like the perfect storm for losing a game: Janks in foul trouble; Valdes rusty; Flemming hurt; no outside shooting; no free throw shooting. Yet they were in it until the last 2 minutes of the game.

    These warriors are tough on the road. They will need to bring all of it for this Thursday and Saturday games. Hopefully everyone will be healed and game ready. Janks needs to stay away from players on defense first half. Don’t even touch them. You need all 5 fouls for second half because of your aggressive play on offense and defense.

  2. just hope the warriors plays just as hard or harder than LBSU did against us. good lesson. we played like cocky college players, they played like men.

  3. UCSB is ranked 1st in rebounds per game in conference play at 39 per game. LBSU is 2nd at 38.5, Irvine is 3rd at 38.4 and UH is 6th at 33.5.
    So expect a pretty tough UCSB rebounding team as was LBSU, contrary to what xer21 says about LBSU. UCSB’s leading rebounders in conference games are 6-10 Beeler 6.4 reb per game, Bryson 5.6 , Childress 3.9, Vincent 3.9, Kupchak 3.4, Brewe 3.0.

  4. Hey, has Ganot got the team, composure down? That is the thing he was to bring, the steadying influence.. to volatile team of last year supposedly.
    Still concerned, with Janks Bobbitt verbal battle,AV, IF.. coach Ganot bickering..
    Eran has to get team on same page..
    The guys are emotional
    Even I am surprised, or maybe not. when things got tough.. UH kind of fell apart..
    Only some guys just battled..
    NEED everyone in harmony on team to win 6 out or last 10 BWC regular season games on the road.
    And coaches, check on guys, make sure they are happy on the ROAD. not side show.. just Basketball !

  5. judging rebounding solely on in conference play when so many teams have played vary different conference schedules up to this point is stupid. long beach caught UCI on a terrible shooting night, played some up tempo teams, played a 2 OT game, and played us when we didnt even try. they’re buoyed up by having a handful of monstrous 45+ rebounding games that look different in the context. wait til the conference season finishes to judge that.

    UCSB is a far better rebounding team. Just watch the games. Long beach doesnt really attack the boards consistently. UCSB does.

  6. I would rather not hear about those other polls.
    I am not feeling bad about the team, or at least I didn’t think I was until these strange polls from some side of another universe are mentioned. Please stop.
    We have a good team and every chance in the world to make it to the big dance.
    Please a little regard for Fung Shui.
    Go Bows !

  7. Played us when we didn’t even try? Are we saying that they team gave that one away?

    If UCSB is better at rebounding than Long Beach, what does this say about our game with them this Thursday?

    Long Beach attacked the boards, had one and even two offensive rebounds on many possessions that resulted in baskets.

    Quite contradictory, don’t you think?

  8. Critical time for Bows not only because of injuries and Isaac probably out of action but major outbursts on sidelines between Coach and Janks, Janks and Bobbitt, and Coach and Bobbitt re; replacing player on court.

    Would think Coach G should not start either Janks or Bobbitt at UCSB. Needs to emphasize discipline and consequences for that kind of stuff which just canʻt occur.

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