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Long Beach State coming here off a home loss


The University of Hawai’i basketball team is apparently not the only one that will enter Saturday’s game in need of some quick fixing.

The Warriors’ opponent this Saturday – Long Beach State – will come to the Stan Sheriff Center off a disappointing 89-82 home loss to CSUN on Wednesday in Long Beach, Calif.

The Warriors and 49ers are scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday. It will be televised in Hawai’i on OCSports (Oceanic channels 16 and 1016).

Hawai’i is 6-9 overall and 0-2 in the Big West Conference. Long Beach State is 6-13 and 1-2. Though it is still early in the conference season, both teams need a win to remain in contention with the leaders.

Kendall Smith, younger brother of former UH guard Quincy Smith, scored 26 points as CSUN moved into first place in the Big West at 3-0 following the victory at Long Beach State.

Dan Monson, head coach of the 49ers, expressed some concern following the loss.

“We’re facing adversity right now, and frustration, and how are you going to react to that?” said Monson. “We’ve just got to clean it up and get better, and understand that March is still a long way away. We’ve got to be playing our best basketball at that point, and we’re not playing good enough now.

“I want to see more mental toughness, and doing the right thing the next play, whether we’re up or down.”

All five starters scored in double-figures in the loss for Long Beach, led by 18 points from Justin Bibbins and a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds from Roschon Prince. However, they got only 10 points off the bench and committed 19 turnovers.

(Photo courtesy www.longbeachstate.com)

HAWAI’I (6-9, 0-2 Big West) vs. LONG BEACH STATE (6-13, 1-2 Big West)
Saturday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. (Hawai’i time)
Where: Stan Sheriff Center
Television: OCSport (Oceanic channels 16 and 1016)
Streaming Video: BigWest.tv
Radio: ESPN 1420 AM
Audio Webcast: espn1420am.com
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
Ticket Information: Lower level – $30 all seats; Upper level – $18-$20 (adults); $16-$18 (senior citizens); $5-$7 (ages 4-high school); UH Manoa students free with validated ID. Parking is $6.


  1. Long Beach got talent but looks like they might be falling apart already. Lets hope they fall apart even more on Saturday! Lets Go Bows!

  2. LBSU has an assistant coach by the name of Senque Carey.

  3. Warriors, start getting the mindset “expect to win” if you guys are just hoping to win or hoping to make a decent showing , forget it. It ain’t working. You got to believe Put your heads in the right place and start believing Our forwards need some nasty play inside offensive and defensively , come on! Pound that ball inside and stop the over passing. This season is getting a bit much the way it’s going the time is now.

    And Matlin , where’s the student section? Where’s the marketing to get the students back? Ever since Jamie left the student section has diminished. Get some promotions going for the students For crying out loud

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