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Warriors look to get back on track with two home games this week

A six-point setback has set the University of Hawai’i basketball team into sixth place in the Big West Conference, but there is still time to make up ground.

The Warriors had their modest two-game win streak snapped in a 76-70 loss to UC Davis on Saturday night. They will have chances to get back on the winning track this week with two home games – UC Riverside on Wednesday, then UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

Hawai’i is 8-10 overall and 2-3 in the Big West. UC Riverside is 5-11 overall, but in third place in the conference at 3-2; UCSB is 3-14 and 1-4.

If anything, the Warriors have discovered their offense during this current five-game homestand. In the first 15 games of this season, the Warriors scored 70 or more points just three times. In the last three games, they have scored 70 or more points each time.

On the other hand, Hawai’i has surrendered more than 75 points in each of its last four games. Prior to that, only one of the previous 14 opponents scored more than 75 (North Carolina with 83).

If the Warriors want to work back to the upper half of the conference standings, they will need to capitalize on the home games this week. Riverside is 1-9 in road games this season, and UCSB is 0-8. After this week, Hawai’i will play six of its final nine games on the road.

UC Irvine is currently alone in first place at 6-0; UC Davis is in second place at 4-1. Those two teams are scheduled to play each other on Saturday at Davis, Calif.

Wednesday’s Games
CSUN at UC Santa Barbara
UC Riverside at Hawai’i, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday’s Games
Cal Poly at UC Irvine
Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State

Saturday’s Games
CSUN at UC Riverside
UC Irvine at UC Davis
Cal Poly at Cal State Fullerton
UC Santa Barbara at Hawai’i, 7:30 p.m.


  1. After these two games, six of the last nine games will be on the road. They will have to learn how to play on the road.
    It’s all about “team” basketball now.
    They have got to start strong and fast and finish strong and fast. And the whole team has to be on the same page every game. Team ball. Forget about trading baskets. Just shoot the lights out. Go Bows !

  2. These next two games UH should expect to win and that would give them a 4-1 record for these home games. 5-0 would be nice but 4-1 is about as good as anyone could expect before the start of these home stretch of five games.

    Of course they have to go out there and win these two games. Lets Go Bows!

  3. Agreed!! Lets go Bows!!!

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