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Up next: Four games, three straight weeks at home for Warriors

It is still very early in the Big West Conference regular season, but if the University of Hawai’i basketball team wants to establish a good position for later, the next four games should be considered crucial.

The Rainbow Warriors are beginning a rare stretch of three consecutive weeks at home, with only four games at the Stan Sheriff Center during that time. It starts on Thursday, when the Warriors host Cal Poly (note that the game is scheduled to start at 8:00 p.m., following a UH women’s game at 5:30 p.m.).

That will be followed by home games against UC Santa Barbara on January 18, UC Davis on January 25, then CSUN on February 1.

After those four home games, Hawai’i will play six of its final 10 regular-season games on the road.

Hawai’i is 10-6 overall and 1-1 in the conference. Only two teams – UC Riverside at 2-0 and UC Irvine at 1-0 – are ahead of the Warriors after the first week of games.

A sweep of the four-game homestand would put Hawai’i in at least second place on February 1. UC Riverside and UC Irvine play each other this Saturday, which means only one of them can still be undefeated after that.

For what it’s worth, the Warriors also had a four-game homestand against conference opponents last season, but it was spread over just two weeks. Hawai’i went 2-2 in those games last year.

The last time a Hawai’i team was at home for three straight weeks of conference games was during the 2017-18 season. The Warriors went 3-1 during that stretch and finished the regular season at 8-8.

More details on the Hawai’i vs. Cal Poly game will be posted later.

HAWAI’I (10-6, 1-1 Big West) vs. CAL POLY (4-12, 1-1 Big West)
 Thursday, Jan. 16, 8:00 p.m.  HT
Where: Stan Sheriff Center (10,300) – Honolulu, HI
Television: Spectrum Sports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD)
Streaming Video: BigWest.TV (Must be a Spectrum cable subscriber to stream in Hawai’i).
Radio: Live on ESPN Honolulu (1420 AM / 92.7 FM), KRKH (Maui), KPUA (Hawai’i Island), and KTOH (Kaua’i)
Audio Webcast: ESPNHonolulu.com / Sideline Hawai’i App.
Live Stats: HawaiiAthletics.com
Ticket Information: Lower level – $32; Upper level (prices vary by section) – $22 or $15 for adults, $18 or $13 for senior citizens, $8 or $5 for students. Free for UH Manoa students with ID. UH Manoa students free with validated ID. Parking is $7.
Doubleheader: Fans can use their same ticket to arrive early and watch the UH women’s team vs. UC Riverside at 5:30 p.m.
Military Appreciation Night: Active, DOD civilians, reservists, and retired members of the military will receive 50% off regularly priced tickets in select areas through GovX. Qualifying military members may log in or sign up on www.govx.com for exclusive ticket discounts. Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply.  
Promotions:  Hawaiian Airlines is the sponsor on Thursday and will distribute Foam Shakas along with awarding other great prizes throughout the night.

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