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Four former Pac-12 players to start for Hawaii in 2015

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors head football coach Norm Chow stated that four former Pac-12 players will start for the team this year. Those four are former USC quarterback Max Wittek, ex-Utah wide receiver Quinton Pedroza, former UCLA linebacker Jeremy Castro and another linebacker in former Arizona Wildcat Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea. Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported the story. Norm Chow...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Irvine takes Big West tourney with 67-58 win over Hawaii

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Luke Nelson scored 17 points and UC Irvine earned its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament in the school's 38-year basketball program history with a 67-58 victory over Hawaii in the Big West championship game on Saturday night. The Anteaters (21-12) lost all four previous times they went to the Big West title game (1988, 1994, 2008 and 2013). They were the top...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii upsets UC Davis 65-58 in Big West semis

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Roderick Bobbitt scored 14 points and fifth-seeded Hawaii upset top-seeded UC Davis 65-58 on Friday night to advance to the championship game of the Big West Tournament. Isaac Fleming had 13 points and Aaron Valdes added 12 for the Rainbow Warriors (22-12), who never trailed and will meet the winner of the late semifinal between No. 2 seed UC Santa Barbara Gauchos...
Via AP on Fox
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii advances past Long Beach State in Big West 79-72

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Garrett Nevels scored 17 points and fifth-seeded Hawaii advanced in the Big West tournament past fourth-seeded Long Beach State 79-72 on Thursday. Hawaii (21-12) will face UC Davis (25-5) in the semifinals on Friday. Aaron Valdes added 14 points, Isaac Fleming had 11 and Quincy Smith contributed 10. It was tied at 70 after Michael Caffey's jumper for Long Beach...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii blasts CS Fullerton 91-70

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Garrett Nevels scored 16 points and led five players in double figures as Hawaii blasted Cal State Fullerton 91-70 on Saturday night in the regular season finale for both teams. Stefan Jovanovic added 15 points and four rebounds for the Rainbow Warriors (20-12, 8-8 Big West Conference). Aaron Valdes had 12 points and nine rebounds, Isaac Fleming had 11 points...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Webster-Chan scores 20, Hawaii beats Long Beach State 78-59

HONOLULU (AP) Negus Webster-Chan had a career-high 20 points on Thursday night, and Hawaii gave Long Beach State its fifth straight loss 78-59. Roderick Bobbitt added 15 points, Garrett Nevels had 14 points and nine rebounds and Stefan Jankovic scored 12. Hawaii (19-11, 7-7 Big West) squandered most of its 10-point halftime advantage but pulled away in the latter part of the second...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Davis outlasts Hawaii 74-67

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Tyler Les scored a career-high 28 points and UC Davis outlasted Hawaii 74-67 on Saturday. His nine 3-pointers give him an even 200 in his career. Corey Hawkins, fourth in the country in scoring at 21.5 points, was held to six. UC Davis (21-4, 11-1 Big West) led by as many as 13 in the first half, but Garrett Nevels drilled a 3-pointer with 27 seconds before intermission...
Via AP on Fox
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5 things we learned from Hawaii vs. UC Irvine

Hawaii head coach Benjy Taylor said he would be thrilled if his team could end up with a season split against UC Irvine. Having loss to the Anteaters at home earlier this season his team would need to pick up a win in Orange County on Thursday night. For at least 17 minutes the Rainbow Warriors seemed primed to do so but the Anteaters had a late push at the end of the first half...
Via Fox Sports West
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Irvine pulls away from Hawaii for 75-60 win

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) Will Davis II scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and UC Irvine pulled away in the second half for a 75-60 win over Hawaii on Thursday night. Travis Souza hit five 3-pointers for 15 points and Luke Nelson added 13 with eight assists for the Anteaters (15-10, 8-3 Big West). The game was tied at 29 at the half before Irvine hit 7 of 10 3-pointers to pull away...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah brings back former d-lineman as tight ends coach

SALT LAKE CITY -- Lewis Powell has been hired as the new tight ends coach at Utah, the school announced Tuesday. Powell served as the defensive line coach for Hawaii the last two seasons after being an administrative assistant for the Utes in 2011 and a graduate assistant from 2009-10. He helped turn Beau Yap and Paipai Falemalu into all-Mountain West Conference defensive linemen...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah hires Lewis Powell to coach tight ends

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lewis Powell has been hired as the new tight ends coach at Utah, the school announced Tuesday. Powell served as the defensive line coach for Hawaii the last two seasons after being an administrative assistant for the Utes in 2011 and a graduate assistant from 2009-10. He helped turn Beau Yap and Paipai Falemalu into all-Mountain West Conference defensive linemen...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii runs away from Cal State Fullerton 81-61

HONOLULU (AP) Negus Webster-Chan set career marks with 18 points and six 3-pointers and Hawaii used a big second half to blow past Cal State Fullerton 81-61 on Saturday night. Roderick Bobbitt had season bests of 17 points and three 3-pointers for Hawaii (18-9, 6-5 Big West), which broke away with a 10-1 run to lead 65-47 after back-to-back 3-pointers from Webster-Chan and Bobbitt...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii takes down UC Riverside 73-52

HONOLULU (AP) Isaac Fleming scored 15 points and Stefan Jankovic added 12 to help Hawaii beat UC Riverside 73-52 on Thursday night. The Warriors made 9 of 20 3-pointers compared to 3-of-18 shooting for UC Riverside. The Highlanders were 0 of 9 from distance in the second half. Hawaii (17-9, 5-5 Big West Conference) improved to 9-0 this season following a loss. Roderick Bobbitt had...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii cruises past Cal State Northridge 84-73

LOS ANGELES (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting and hauled in seven rebounds to help Hawaii to an 84-73 win over Cal State Northridge on Thursday night. Roderick Bobbitt added 12 points and dished out eight assists, while Aaron Valdes also had 12 points as Hawaii (15-7, 3-3 Big West) shot 54 percent from the floor on 54 attempts and never trailed. Hawaii's...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UC Irvine beats Hawaii 78-72 for fourth straight win

HAWAII (AP) Will Davis II had 17 points, Alex Young scored 15 and UC Irvine held off Hawaii 78-72 on Saturday night. Young had a 3-pointer with 1:22 left for a 74-70 lead and two free throws with 25 seconds left to cap the scoring for UC Irvine (11-8, 4-1 Big West). Hawaii (14-7, 2-3) scored 11 straight to close within 63-61 with 6:33 left. UCI's Dominique Dunning stopped the run...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdes, Hawaii knock off UC Davis 84-76

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes has 21 points and Hawaii knocked off the last unbeaten team in the Big West Conference with an 84-76 win over UC Davis on Thursday night. Hawaii (14-6, 2-2) pulled away with a 17-3 run in the second half to lead 71-47 on Stefan Jovanovic's jumper with 11:30 left. Stefan Jankovic and Mike Thomas added 13 points each for the Rainbow Warriors. UC Davis (14...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Valdes' career-best 34 lead Hawaii over CS Northridge 83-68

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes had a career-high 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting Saturday night, and Hawaii tied a single-game program record with 20 steals to beat Cal State Northridge 83-68. Roderick Bobbitt led the defensive effort with eight steals to go with six points and 10 assists. Stefan Jankovic added 15 points and Isaac Fleming scored 10. Hawaii (13-5, 1-1 Big West) tied the...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Badgers Opposition Research: Way-too-early look at 2015 Hawaii edition

(Over the next few weeks we’ll be giving you some good old fashioned Badgers opposition research…aka a look at the 2015 schedule after the 2014 season).  I know, the harsh reality of winter has hit us all in the face here in the Midwest…so, as we begin our look at the 2015 Badgers schedule in way-too-early fashion why not think of sun and beaches? That’s why we’re starting...
Via Madtown Badgers
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas leads 5 in double figures; Hawaii beats Prairie View

HONOLULU (AP) Mike Thomas scored 14 points to lead five Hawaii players in double figures and the Rainbow Warriors beat Prairie View A&M 76-68 on Tuesday night. Isaac Fleming added 11 points and Garrett Nevels, Quincy Smith and Negus Webster-Chad scored 10 apiece. Roderick Bobbitt had nine assists for Hawaii (12-4). A jumper by Prairie View's Montrael Scott tied the game at 58...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii beats Southern 71-57

HONOLULU (AP) Stefan Jovanovic and Aaron Valdes each scored 13 and Hawaii led almost the entire way in a 71-57 win over Southern on Monday night. Hawaii (11-4) pulled away during the middle of the second half with a 17-2 run to take its largest lead at 58-34. Southern (3-11) had runs of seven and eight straight in the final 10 minutes but got no closer than 69-56 on Tre Lynch's...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii closes strong to beat Colorado for 3rd in tourney

  Isaac Fleming scored 18 points off the bench to lead Hawaii past Colorado 69-66 on Thursday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. The Rainbow Warriors (10-4) led by eight points at the 8:24 mark of the second half, but fell behind after a 12-0 run by the Buffaloes, before closing out the game on a 6-0 run. Negus Webster-Chan and Garrett Nevels added 12 points apiece...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii rallies to beat Colorado for 3rd place

HONOLULU (AP) Isaac Fleming scored 18 points off the bench to lead Hawaii past Colorado 69-66 on Thursday in the third-place game of the Diamond Head Classic. The Rainbow Warriors (10-4) led by eight points at the 8:24 mark of the second half, but fell behind after a 12-0 run by the Buffaloes, before closing out the game on a 6-0 run. Negus Webster-Chan and Garrett Nevels added...
Via AP on Fox
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Wichita St.-Hawaii Preview

While its stars remained relatively quiet, Wichita State's strong defensive effort sparked a previously struggling offense in its tournament opener in Honolulu. As Darius Carter looks to continue his emergence, the 11h-ranked Shockers hope to build on the performance as they seek their sixth straight victory Tuesday night against host Hawaii in the semifinals of the eight-team Diamond...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Valdes, Fleming lead Hawaii past Nebraska, 66-58

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 15 points and Isaac Fleming 10 as Hawaii held off Nebraska, 66-58, in a quarterfinal game of the Diamond Head Classic Monday night. The Rainbow Warriors (9-3) captured their second consecutive victory and fifth in their last six games to advance to Saturday's semifinal round, where they will play No. 11 Wichita State. Hawaii opened on an 8-0 run...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Valdes, Bobbitt lead Hawaii past Chaminade, 94-63

HONOLULU (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 19 of his 23 in the first half and Roderick Bobbitt added 15 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and six assists to lead Hawaii to a 94-63 win over Chaminade at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Friday night. Valdes added nine rebounds, Stefan Jovanovich grabbed a career-high 13 boards and Hawaii outrebounded Chaminade 56-34, including 21-9 on the offensive...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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