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Browns throws 5 TDs; Hawaii holds off UMass 46-40

HONOLULU (AP) Dru Brown passed for 311 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions on Saturday night and Hawaii beat Massachusetts 46-40 to become bowl eligible in the regular season finale for both teams. Brown threw the go-ahead TD pass 56 yards to Keelan Ewaliko, capping the scoring with 3:52 left in the game. Hawaii (6-7) missed the extra-point conversion. UMass (2-10) reached...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Allen has 24 as Hawaii defeats Hawaii Hilo 86-55

HONOLULU (AP) Noah Allen had 16 of his career-high 24 in the first half and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Hawaii to an 86-55 win over Hawaii-Hilo on Tuesday night. Allen finished 9 of 14 from the field with six 3-pointers. Sheriff Drammeh added 16 points, Gibson Johnson had 14 with eight rebounds and Brocke Stepteau had 11 with seven assists for the Rainbow Warriors (3-2). Hawaii...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii edges Florida Atlantic 64-63 in Rainbow Classic

HONOLULU (AP) Gibson Johnson scored the game-winner with 6.3 seconds left to lead Hawaii to a 64-63 win over Florida Atlantic on Tuesday morning in the Rainbow Classic. Johnson scored the final five points for Hawaii and finished with 13. Noah Allen led the Rainbow Warriors (2-1) with 15 points and 11 rebounds and Sheriff Drammeh added 13 points. Ronald Delph led FAU (0-3) with...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii coach has benches removed at halftime of loss

As a football coach, sometimes your team is simply outclassed in every way and there’s very little you can do about it. Nobody told that to Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich, though. With his team down 35-3 at home to Boise State at halftime on Saturday, Rolovich had the sideline benches removed, leaving a few players to sit in pithy little folding chairs when not on the field, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Owens, Crosby help New Mexico beat Hawaii 28-21

HONOLULU (AP) Tyrone Owens ran for 102 yards and a score, Lee Crosby returned a fumble for a touchdown and New Mexico beat Hawaii 28-21 on Saturday night for its third straight win. Daniel Henry forced a fumble by Diocemy Saint Juste which Crosby scooped up and returned 46 yards to cap the scoring with 8:53 to play. Richard McQuarley scored on a 1-yard run and Teriyon Gipson had...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown, Kemp lead Hawaii to 34-27 win over AFA in 2 OTs

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) Dru Brown threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Kemp on the first play of the second overtime and Hawaii beat Air Force 34-27 on Saturday to end the Falcons' 15-game home winning streak. Jalen Rogers intercepted a Nate Romine pass on fourth down to seal it for the Rainbow Warriors, who won consecutive road games for the first time since 2010. Brown...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Brown, Saint Juste help Hawaii beat Nevada 38-17

HONOLULU (AP) Dru Brown threw two touchdown passes, Diocemy Saint Juste had a career-high 205 yards rushing and Hawaii beat Nevada 38-17 night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. Brown completed 15 of 18 passes for 222 yards and Metuisela `Unga had two touchdown receptions for Hawaii (2-3), which piled up season highs of 344 yards rushing and 566...
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October 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Dawkins, Taylor lead Arizona to rout of Hawaii

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Brandon Dawkins made the most of another start for injured Anu Solomon, especially in the first half.The Arizona redshirt sophomore ran for three touchdowns and passed for another, all in the first two quarters, and the Wildcats wrapped up nonconference play with a 47-28 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night.With Solomon out with a knee injury for the second straight...
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September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dawkins, Taylor lead Arizona past Hawaii 47-28

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Brandon Dawkins ran for three touchdowns and passed for another and Arizona wrapped up nonconference play with a 47-28 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night. Dawkins, starting in place of injured Anu Solomon for the second straight game, completed 16 of 21 passes for 235 yards and carried 15 times for 118 more. Wildcats Freshman J.J. Taylor rushed for 168 yards...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii beats UT Martin 41-36

HONOLULU (AP) Ikaika Woolsey threw for 205 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday night and Hawaii outlasted UT Martin 41-36 after a back-and-forth contest. Hawaii (1-2) took the lead for good on Woolsey's 63-yard pass to Marcus Kemp with 6:43 left and stopped UT Martin's last offensive series with the help of back-to-back sacks and Jalen Rogers' interception to seal it. The Skyhawks...
Via AP on Fox
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii disciplines 3 players ahead of Cal game in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Hawaii was without three key players Saturday in the opening game of the college football season against California for unspecified disciplinary reasons. A Rainbow Warriors spokesman said just before the game began that safety Daniel Lewis Jr., linebacker Jerrol Garcia-Williams and tight end Metuisela Unga were not with the team at the Olympic stadium. The spokesman...
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August 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

On Saturday, August 27th, California and Hawaii will launch the 2016 college football season when they meet in Sydney, Australia. That's right: Sydney, Australia. There has been a push to put a bowl game in Australia for a few years. Melbourne had applied to host the Melbourne Bowl but the NCAA put a freeze on adding new bowl games until 2019. There have been so many bowl games added...
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August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Hawaii OL Dejon Allen fields punt, team goes insane

It is not very often that a big guy gets to show off his skills other than by knocking someone’s head off. However, over the weekend, Hawaii offensive lineman Dejon Allen showed off his hands when he ended practice by fielding a punt. The deal was if two of three punts were fielded correctly, then the team wouldn’t have to go through conditioning and could leave practice. To...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii guard Aaron Valdes to turn professional

HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii junior guard Aaron Valdes said Thursday he is giving up his final year of eligibility to turn professional. Valdes, from Whittier, California, averaged 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season. He was selected the Big West Conference Tournament's MVP after averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the Rainbow Warriors' three victories. Valdes...
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April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal's tumultuous week ended by No. 13 seed Hawaii 77-66

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) California's week of chaos, filled with controversy, dismissals and injuries was finally rediscovering normalcy by playing a basketball game. And then the Golden Bears were handed one more obstacle just moments before facing No. 13 seed Hawaii, a final blow that California could not overcome. ''I just think what happens when you have a level of momentum, you...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

In 13-4 upset, Hawaii gets first NCAA tournament win at Cal's expense

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Hawaii won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history, when the 13th-seeded Warriors ended No. 4 California's tumultuous week with a 77-66 upset victory Friday in the first round of the South Regional.The Golden Bears' played without popular assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, dismissed amid allegations of sexual harassment, and the loss of leading scorer...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii defeats Cal for first-ever NCAA Tournament victory

Hawaii won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history, when the No. 13 Warriors ended fourth-seeded California's tumultuous week with a 77-66 upset victory Friday in the first round of the South Regional.The Golden Bears' played without popular assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, dismissed amid allegations of sexual harassment, and the loss of leading scorer Tyrone Wallace, who...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii upsets shorthanded Cal, 77-64, in Round of 64

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were already expected to be able to pull the upset on the Cal Golden Bears earlier this week, but their chances only got better when Tyrone Wallace re-injured his hand, which caused him to miss the tournament. The Warriors took advantage of that and pulled off the big upset win over the Golden Bears. Hawaii won the WAC regular season and tournament championships...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bracket Buster Bandits: South Region

With the NCAA Tournament starting today, it’s a good time to look at top talent from smaller schools. The following players have had stellar seasons, and look for them to challenge their much more heralded opponents. Stefan Jankovic (Hawai'i) Stefan Jankovic’s career trajectory has not exactly been linear. The Serbian born, Canadian raised senior went to high school at Huntington...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii holds on to beat Long Beach State in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 14 points, Stefan Jankovic scored all 10 of his points in the second half, and Hawaii hung on late to beat Long Beach State 64-60 in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Rainbow Warriors (27-5) earned an automatic bid to their fifth NCAA Tournament and first since 2002. Top-seeded Hawaii blew a 12-point...
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March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Jankovic, Bobbitt lead Hawaii into Big West title game

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 24 points, Roderick Bobbitt added 21, and top-seeded Hawaii beat No. 4 UC Santa Barbara 88-76 in the Big West semifinals Friday night. The Rainbow Warriors (26-5) secured a spot in the conference final for the second straight year. They will face the winner of No. 2 UC Irvine and No. 3 Long Beach State in the championship game Saturday...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Valdes, Hawaii cruise past CS-Fullerton in Big West tourney

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Aaron Valdes had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Mike Thomas scored 12 points with 12 rebounds to help top-seeded Hawaii beat No. 8 seed Cal State-Fullerton 75-44 Thursday in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament. Roderick Bobbitt scored 14 points and Stefan Jankovic added 12 for Hawaii, which will play the lowest-remaining seed...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii cruises by CSUN 89-78 to remain in 1st in Big West

HONOLULU (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 28 points and Hawaii beat Cal State Northridge 89-78 on Saturday night to hold onto first place in the Big West Conference standings. Jankovic was 8 of 10 from the field and hit 10 of 12 free throws. Quincy Smith, who had 10 points, scored four straight during Hawaii's 6-0 run for its first double-digit lead at 58-47 with 14:16 left. The Rainbow...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jankovic scores 34 points; Hawaii beats CS Northridge 69-63

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored a career-high 34 points and Hawaii held on to beat Cal State Northridge 69-63 on Thursday night. Sai Tummala made a 3-pointer to give Hawaii a 65-63 lead with 51 seconds remaining, and Aaron Parks missed a layup for the Matadors with 44 seconds to play. Hawaii then ran down the shot clock before Sheriff Drammeh's layup attempt rimmed out...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii stays atop Big West, beats Cal State Fullerton 76-59

HONOLULU (AP) Stefan Jankovic had 16 points and nine rebounds, Aaron Valdes had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Hawaii maintained its hold of first place in the conference, beating Cal State Fullerton 76-59. The Rainbow Warriors (20-3, 9-1 Big West Conference) pulled away with a 13-5 run to lead 61-46 and kept the margin in double digits for the rest of the way. Quincy Smith added...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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