The University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team returns home this week to host a pair of Big West Conference games against UC Davis and UC Irvine at the Stan Sheriff Center. The ‘Bows will play the Aggies on Thursday, Jan. 22 (7:00 p.m.) and the Anteaters on Saturday, Jan. 24 (7:00 p.m.). Large crowds are expected, so advance ticket purchases are encouraged.
The Rainbow Warriors are coming off a tough four-point loss at UC Riverside that saw them drop to 1-2 in the Big West and 13-6 overall. Hawai’i squandered an 11-point first-half lead before eventually falling to the Highlanders in the nationally televised contest.
Roderick Bobbitt currently leads the league in assists per game (6.00) and steals per game (2.89). He had an overall solid performance against UC Riverside, posting 10 points, five steals, five assists, and six rebounds before fouling out.
UC Davis enters the game as the class of the conference, currently sitting atop the standings with a perfect 4-0 record. UC Irvine is tied for second at 2-1.
Games 20 & 21
Who: Hawai’i (13-6, 1-2 Big West) vs. UC Davis (14-3, 4-0 Big West), UC Irvine (9-8, 2-1 Big West)
When: Thursday, Jan. 22, Saturday, Jan. 24
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Stan Sheriff Center – Honolulu, O’ahu
Television: Live on OCSports – Channels 16 (SD) and 1016 (HD). Jim Leahey (play-by-play) Tony Sellitto (color) and Artie Wilson (color) on the call.
Streaming Video: http://www.bigwest.org
Radio: Live on ESPN 1420 AM with Bobby Curran and Jeff Portnoy. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona and KTOH on Kaua’i.
Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on espn1420am.com
Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthlectics.com
Series Information: UH leads UC Davis, 4-2. UC Irvine leads UH, 6-5.
Promotions: Hawaii Pacific Health is the sponsor on Thursday and will distribute 1,500 tote bags and host a physical therapy booth on the concourse. UH season-ticket holders receive 50% off adult tickets. Pepsi is the sponsor on Saturday and will award an Amazon Kindle and Mini Jambox during halftime. UH Kids’ Club members will join the players on the court for the pre-game festivities. Also, there will be an autograph session following the game at Gate B. UH Alumni Association members receive 50% off adult tickets. Large crowds are expected, so advance ticket purchases are encouraged.