HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii (15-5, 6-2 Big West) men’s basketball team hosts a pair of games this week, starting with a pivotal Big West matchup against UC Santa Barbara (16-3, 7-1). Thursday. , 26 of January. Tipoff is at 7:00 pm at the SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center.
Only one game separates UH from the first gauchos. The Rainbow Warriors look to move up the league standings as they extend an eight-game winning streak at home. The ‘Bows will do it at a Throwback Thursday where they will don throwback uniforms inspired by UH teams from the mid-’70s. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite throwback gear. If you’re attending this week’s games, be sure to visit the Game Day Information Pagewhich includes important information on digital ticketing, parking, transparent bag policy and more.
|GAME 21: Hawaii (fifteen-56-2 Big West) vs. UC Santa Barbara (15-5, 7-1 Big West)|
|opponent | Date | Hour||UC Santa Barbara | Thursday, January 26 | 7 p.m. Central Time|
|Location||Honolulu, O’ahu – SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center|
|TV||Spectrum Sports – Ch. 12 [SD] and 1012 [HD]|
|Live broadcast||ESPN+ (Off in Hawaii)|
|Radio||ESPN Honolulu/Sideline Hawaii App|
|social media||@HawaiiMBB | #HawaiiMBB | @HawaiiBasketball | Facebook|
HEAD COACH ERAN GANOT
Overall record: 132-84 (9th season)
In Hawaii: 129-82 (8th season)
General: UCSB leads, 16-11
In Honolulu: UH leads, 8-7
In Santa Barbara: UCSB leads 9-2
Streak: UCSB, 1
- For the second straight game, UH will face the first-place team in the Big West when it hosts UC Santa Barbara. Only one game separates the top four teams in the Big West standings.
- UH is coming off a 67-63 win at UC Riverside that knocked the Highlanders off the top. UCSB moved into first place with its third straight win, a 76-58 home win over CSU Bakersfield.
- UCSB leads the Big West and ranks 11th nationally in field goal percentage (.494). UH leads the Big West and ranks 21st nationally in field goal defense percentage (.394).
- The teams split last season’s series, including a 65-62 home win by UH last January in which the ‘Bows rallied from a 19-point deficit.
- UH will wear special throwback uniforms on Thursday, inspired by the Rainbow Warrior teams of the mid-1970s.
- The ‘Bows are looking for their ninth straight home win, which would be the team’s longest streak since UH won 13 straight from February 2004 to January 2005.
- JoVon McClanahan he has scored in double figures in all eight Big West games this year (14.8 points per game).
- Rainbow Warriors starting four (noel coleman – 14.2 points per game, kamaka hepa -10.7, JoVon McClanahan – 10.6, Bernardo da SIlva – 10.5) double-digit scoring average with a fifth player, Samuta Aveapeaking at 9.8 ppg.
- UH starters have accounted for 82 percent of the team’s scoring this year, including 88 percent (474 of 537) in the league.
- In conference games, bernardo da silva he leads the Big West in blocks (1.8 bpg), ranks third in FG percentage (58.0%), and is fourth in rebounding (8.4).
- UH is one of 10 teams nationally yet to give up 80 or more points in a game this year.
- UH committed just nine turnovers at UC Riverside to improve to 10-0 on the season when committing 11 or fewer turnovers.
- noel coleman he has made 27 straight free throws in the last five games and has made 38 of his last 39 attempts since UH’s Big West opener against UC Davis.
- The school record for consecutive FTs performed is 34 by Broke Stepteau (2018-19).
- Coleman leads the Big West in free throw percentage in conference play, making 95.3% (41-of-43) thus far.
- He also leads the conference in minutes/game (35.0) in overall games.