Court Sense

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


Successful FIBA run for Fotu

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by Brian McInnis on September 8, 2014

With his FIBA World Cup competition at its end in the round of 16, it can be said convincingly: Isaac Fotu stood tall among the Tall Blacks.

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MBB scheduling updates

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by Brian McInnis on September 4, 2014

The Hawaii men’s basketball team and Hawaii Hilo are working on converting a preseason exhibition into an official regular-season game on Nov. 19.

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Fotu leads Tall Blacks into knockout round

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by Brian McInnis on September 4, 2014

Isaac Fotu, Hawaii basketball’s junior forward, put up a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double in a 73-61 win over Ukraine on Wednesday. He followed that up with 18 points and eight boards as New Zealand edged Finland 67-65 on Thursday.

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Fotu respectable vs. Team USA

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by Brian McInnis on September 2, 2014

Isaac Fotu and the New Zealand Tall Blacks couldn’t pull the all-time upset in the FIBA World Cup group stage in an ESPN2-televised game on Tuesday, falling 98-71 to Team USA. But in a little over 16 minutes off the bench, Hawaii’s top returnee held his own while being matched up with a wide variety of foes at small forward.

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UH’s FIBA results so far

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by Brian McInnis on August 31, 2014

It was expected to be a pretty eventful showing for current and former Hawaii men’s basketball players in the FIBA World Cup, which got underway in Spain as of Saturday. Present-day Rainbow Warrior Isaac Fotu is playing for New Zealand’s Tall Blacks, recent ‘Bow Vander Joaquim is off with Angola and Jared Dillinger is with […]

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Summer League: Playoff double dipping

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by Brian McInnis on August 17, 2014

Four games packed into in one day on Saturday meant that the four lowest seeds in the six-team league were required to win twice in a few hours if they were to survive and advance to next Saturday’s championship game.

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Summer League: Waiting for the playoffs

by Brian McInnis on August 6, 2014

Tuesday night was the regular-season finale of this year’s edition of the College Summer League. At the games, it was announced that the playoffs have been pushed back from this week to Aug. 16 and 23 (and taken from Maryknoll School back to the Manoa Park new gym) because of the double severe storms headed Hawaii’s way.

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‘Bows in Tip-off Marathon (again)

by Brian McInnis on August 4, 2014

Once again, the Hawaii men’s basketball team will participate in ESPN’s college hoops hype event, the day-and-a-half Tip-off Marathon. This is no surprise; the Rainbow Warriors have been in all seven years of the event. ESPN needs the ‘Bows to play at an ungodly hour (less ungodly for UH than it would be any other […]

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On the move

by Brian McInnis on August 2, 2014

Hey all, I wanted to give the Hawaii hoops fans a heads up on a new level of coverage from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for all UH sports.

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Enos’ silent productivity

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by Brian McInnis on August 1, 2014

You get your fair share of trash talking and complaining about calls in the College Summer League — and that’s just from the coaches. Then again, some guys just go out and play.

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