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Warriors take on Seton Hall in first “away” game this season

The first “away” game for the University of Hawai’i basketball team will be all of 10 miles to the west of the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors will face Seton Hall on Tuesday afternoon at Bloch Arena, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The game is part of the FS1 Pearl Harbor Invitational, and is scheduled to start around 4:30 p.m. (Cal and Princeton will meet in the first game at 2:00 p.m.).


The games will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 (Oceanic channels 214 and 1214 in Hawai’i). Tickets are reserved for military personnel and invited guests only.

The Warriors are 4-3 this season, with all seven games played at the Sheriff Center. Bloch Arena might seem like a short bus ride away, but as O’ahu residents know, the path to get there is never easy, particularly at 4:30 p.m. on a weekday.

And then there is the opponent to deal with. Seton Hall is 5-2 this season, with its only losses against Florida (currently ranked No. 21) and Stanford.

The Pirates, led by seventh-year head coach Kevin Willard, return four starters from last season’s team that finished 25-9 and won the Big East Conference Tournament championship.

Leading the way is Khadeen Carrington, a 6-foot-4 junior guard who is averaging 21.0 points per game and shooting 58.6 percent from the field. He is one of several options in the Seton Hall lineup.

Desi Rodriguez, a 6-6 junior forward, is averaging 15.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game; Myles Powell, a 6-2 freshman guard, is averaging 14.3 points per game and leads the team with 20 3-pointers, including seven 3s in a win over Columbia last week; Angel Delgado, a 6-10, 240-pound junior center, is averaging 12.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game; Michael Nzei, a 6-8 sophomore forward, is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, and has made 18 of 23 field goal attempts (.783 percentage); Madison Jones, a 6-2 senior point guard, is averaging 5.0 points per game and has 27 assists against 12 turnovers.


The Warriors had eight days to rest and prepare for this game, after a 64-44 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on November 27.

Head coach Eran Ganot has a core four in the starting lineup, led by 6-7 senior forward Noah Allen. He is averaging team-highs of 16.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, but is coming off a season-low seven points in the win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Sophomore guard Sheriff Drammeh is contributing 12.3 points and 3.7 assists per game, and is shooting 43.5 percent from 3-point range; sophomore forward Jack Purchase is averaging 11.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game, and leads the team with 16 3-pointers; Gibson Johnson, a 6-8 junior center, is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and is shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

The early-season issue has been finding consistent production from the rest of the roster.

Freshman center Ido Flaisher, sophomore guard Brocke Stepteau, freshmen guards Leland Green and Matt Owies, and junior guard/forward Larry Lewis Jr. are all expected to play supporting roles.

Tuesday’s Games
Cal vs. Princeton, 2:00 p.m.
Hawai’i vs. Seton Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s Games
Cal vs. Seton Hall, 2:00 p.m.
Hawai’i vs. Princeton, 4:30 p.m.

When: Tuesday, December 6, 4:30 p.m. (Hawai’i time)
Where: Bloch Arena, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam
TV: FOX Sports 1 (Oceanic channels 214 and 1214)
Streaming video: www.FoxSportsGo.com
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM
Audio webcast: www.espn1420am.com
Live stats: www.statbroadcast.com
Tickets: Not available to general public

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Here is a video from Princeton Athletics, with a nice perspective from a visiting team to this event:


  1. “Upset” is a bad word in the general sense.

    But, today it’s what the Warriors try to “accomplished”!

  2. Oh yes, this would be a big “upset” for UH but something they can do. Zero air travel time for UH but Seton Hall from New Jersey in East Coast time. Lets hope and pray the Seton Hall players still feeling the jet lag and went partying in Waikiki last night!

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