Court Sense

Expanded coverage of Rainbow Warriors basketball, including practice notes,
game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Big West Conference.

Gameday: UC Irvine

by Brian McInnis on February 11, 2016

The Big West regular-season title won’t be decided tonight, but the inside track for it is definitely up for grabs.


Gameday: at Cal Poly

by Brian McInnis on February 6, 2016

Snakebitten. That’s really the only way to describe Cal Poly’s season to this point. The 2-6 Mustangs could be 6-2, coach Joe Callero feels, if their late-game execution had been better at some key moments. Nowhere was that better illustrated than Poly’s inability to close out UC Irvine on Wednesday at Mott Gym. They allowed […]


Gameday: at UC Santa Barbara

by Brian McInnis on February 4, 2016

We’ve seen a controversial finish (2015) and controversial court security (2014) at UC Santa Barbara’s facility when Hawaii rolls into town. Who knows what’s in store this time?


Fleming expects to miss some time

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by Brian McInnis on February 1, 2016

Guard Isaac Fleming said after Monday’s late-night practice that he won’t make this week’s road trip to UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly as he recovers from the right ankle sprain he suffered against Long Beach State on Saturday.


Gameday: Long Beach State

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by Brian McInnis on January 30, 2016

As golden opportunities go, it doesn’t get much better for Hawaii tonight.


Numbers game

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by Brian McInnis on January 29, 2016

With the good of a possible sellout for Hawaii basketball on Saturday comes a downside that the university has not had to worry about for more than a decade — the possibility that not everyone who wants a hot ticket can get one.


Gameday: UC Davis (Superhero Night)

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by Brian McInnis on January 23, 2016

“Superhero Night” has the potential to be the most flamboyant themed game of the season. Jamie Smith is really going all out for this one.


Taylor finds a home

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by Brian McInnis on January 22, 2016

Former interim Hawaii hoops coach Benjy Taylor landed an assistant job in the Midwest.


Still getting a few votes

by Brian McInnis on January 18, 2016

So much for the notion that two road wins would boost Hawaii basketball’s standing in national poll voting. After beating UC Riverside and Cal State Fullerton on the mainland last week, UH (15-2, 4-0 Big West) actually received fewer votes in today’s Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Top 25 polls. UH dropped from four […]


Gameday: at Cal State Fullerton

by Brian McInnis on January 16, 2016

Hawaii basketball has a chance at some rarefied air today at Cal State Fullerton.