Gameday: Cal Poly

by Brian McInnis on February 9, 2017

Sheriff Drammeh is expected to start in Leland Green's stead again tonight vs. Cal Poly. / Photo by Jamm Aquino

Sheriff Drammeh is expected to start in Leland Green’s stead again tonight vs. Cal Poly. / Photo by Jamm Aquino

Hawaii will be operating without shooting guard Leland Green for the second straight game today, when the Rainbow Warriors take on the Cal Poly Mustangs.

Green, who has a lingering illness, is not dressed to play. Expect Sheriff Drammeh to start in his stead.

Losing Green tonight is unfortunate for UH (11-11, 5-4 Big West), which has counted on his 3-point shooting in conference play. And Cal Poly (7-16, 2-7) is an abysmal defensive team at covering the 3 — it yields 39 percent shooting to opponents on the season.

Cal Poly is without starting forward Luke Meikle, who recently went down with an injury. The Mustangs also lost athletic forward Josh Martin to a season-ending foot injury in November.

UH will have to do a good job of finding shooters tonight; Cal Poly rarely turns it over and loves popping the 3-ball. Ridge Shipley, Kyle Toth and Victor Joseph are all capable marksmen. Joseph in particular is a tough cover; he’s scored 20-plus in four straight games.

Noah Allen, the reigning Big West Player of the Week, will look to maintain his recent scoring tear. If he somehow manages to top 30 points again tonight, he’ll be just the eighth Bow to record four such career games.

UH has won the last three in the series. Cal Poly’s last win was in the 2014-15 conference opener at the Stan Sheriff Center, in which Reese Morgan hit the 3-game winning 3 and free throws in overtime, 61-57.

1 oldtimer808 February 9, 2017 at 11:01 pm

Another good win tonight and I never thought that this team would be 12 and 11 at this point in the season. This reflects the ability of our coaches to get the most out of their players. Go Bows!!

2 George Farias February 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

VERY VERY OUTSTANDING. NO ONE WOULD THINK THAT HAWAII WOULD WIN THIS MANY GAMES FOR THE SEASON WITH ALL THE NEW PLAYERS.. I WATCH ALL THE GAMES. ABOUT TONY SELLITO, DOES ANYONE KNOW THAT HE WAS ONE OF THE BEST SOFTBALL (FAST PITCH) IN THE STATE OF HAWAII. BACK IN THE DAYS. TELL JOHNNIE WHITE AND THE REST TO MENTION IT. MAHALO GO WARRIORS

3 George Farias February 10, 2017 at 2:06 pm

ALOHA, GREAT JOB WARRIORS, I THOUGHT WITH ALL NEW PLAYERS THAT THEY COULD NOT WIN THIS MUCH GAMES. KEEP IT UP. I LIVE IN RENO NOW, BUT STILL A WARRIOR. WATCH ALL THE TIME ON STREAMING. OH, I DONT KNOW HOW TO SEND THIS TO THE ANNOUNCERS ON THE BASKETBALL GAMES, TELL JOHN WHITE TO ASK TONY SOLLITO ABOUT HIS FAST PITCH ARM? HE WAS THE BEST IN HAWAII.BACK IN THE 70’S.

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