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Warriors hold off Prairie View A&M, 72-60

Drew Buggs scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds, Brock Stepteau added 16 points off the bench and Mike Thomas contributed 14 points and 10 rebounds tonight to help Hawai’i hold off visiting Prairie View A&M, 72-60, in non-conference men’s basketball action.

A mellow crowd of about 3,800 at the Stan Sheriff Center watched the Warriors open with a 9-0 lead out of the gates and then hold on to improve to 5-2. The Panthers fell to 2-6.

UH led, 54-42, after two free throws by Sheriff Drammeh with 10:48 remaining, but Gary Blackston answered with a 3-pointer from the left wing about 90 seconds later to start Prairie View on a 15-7 run capped by Zachary Hamilton’s free throw to cut it to 61-57 with 3:26 left.

Stepteau then swished a 25-foot 3-pointer from the right wing just before the shot clock went off with 2:56 remaining to push the lead to 64-57, and the Panthers could not get closer the rest of the game.

The Warriors will play another home game this week, hosting NCAA Division II Hawai’i-Hilo on Saturday.

More details, including video highlights and interviews, will be posted later.

1 Comment

  1. wow that was kind of ugly, a small athletic thin quick team, gave UH warriors all they could handle. if they shoot 60 percent from the FT line, the PVAM team comes off with a close upset of UH. warriors I am sure were favored by near 20 points at the SSC. That is what worries me, Big West has those small thin, athletic, a couple or more 3 point shooters, and probably better inside scorers, UCSB seems to be rising to top, CSUN, Cal Davis, Poly, LBSU , Fullerton , it will all be similar type of teams, giving UH fits.. good thing Warriors hit their Free Throws.
    I still say, UH goes into BigWest Play at no worse than 9-4 or perhaps, 10-3, and a definite shot to win 20 games and win BigWest tourney with NCAA bid… however..
    UH warriors, just have to handle pressure defensively..

    Go Bows!
    They should be alright !

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