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Warriors host Northern Arizona on Sunday

If anything, the University of Hawai’i basketball team should be well-rested and well-prepared for its next game – Sunday against Northern Arizona.

Whether or not the Rainbow Warriors are recovered – mentally and physically – from the season-opening Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic remains to be determined.

Hawai’i opened the season with three games in three nights, and went 2-1 in those games. However, it ended with a humbling 68-51 loss to North Texas in the championship game of the Rainbow Classic on Sunday.

The Warriors played all three games without injured guard Sheriff Drammeh. The 6-foot-3 senior remains “day to day” but should be ready for some game minutes.

They certainly could have used him in the last game, when the Warriors shot 36.5 percent from the field (19 for 52) and 53.8 percent on free throws (7 for 13).

The Warriors have a full week to put it behind them and focus on a Northern Arizona team that is also 2-1.

Unlike Hawai’i, Northern Arizona has been traveling this week. The Lumberjacks lost at South Dakota, 90-74, on Monday, then won at Omaha, 76-66, on Wednesday. They opened the season with a 97-82 home win over Jacksonville

Northern Arizona’s early start is surprising when considering that the Lumberjacks finished 5-27 last season, and was picked to finish last among 11 teams in the Big Sky Conference preseason poll.

HAWAI’I (2-1) VS. NORTHERN ARIZONA (2-1)
When:
Sunday, Nov. 18, 5:00 p.m. HT
Where: Stan Sheriff Center (10,300) – Honolulu, HI
Television: Live on Spectrum Sports – Channels 12 (SD) and 1012 (HD).
Streaming Video: BigWest.TV (Must be a Spectrum cable subscriber to stream in Hawai’i).
Radio: Live on ESPN 1420 AM. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KPUA on the Big Island, KTOH on Kaua’i, and KNWJ in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
Audio Webcast: ESPN1420am.com/Sideline Hawai’i App.
Live Stats: HawaiiAthletics.com
Ticket Information: Lower Level – $30 for all seats. Upper Level – $18 or $20 for adults, $16 or $18 for senior citizens (ages 65 and older), $5 or $7 for students (ages 4 through high school). Upper level prices vary by section. UH Manoa students free with validated ID. Parking is $6.

3 Comments

  1. Howz about a recruiting update!!!!

  2. LOL, there is no recruiting update according to posts on other sites. Some guys ripping Ganot and Co. for the recruiting (lacking).

  3. UCSB signed a 4-star JC player,6-5 Roberto Gittens and a 6-10 forward Jakov Kukic / 3-star from La Lumiere School, Indiana.

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