Gameday: Delaware State

by Brian McInnis on December 29, 2016

The blimp (and some blatant commercialism) makes a low fly-by at halftime of the UH women's game vs. Grand Canyon.

The blimp (and some blatant commercialism) makes a low fly-by at halftime of the UH women’s game vs. Grand Canyon.

The nonconference season comes to a close tonight when Hawaii takes on Delaware State at the Stan Sheriff Center.

UH (5-7) can go into Big West play with a winning streak (of two) if it can knock off the visiting Hornets (3-11) of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, a league against which UH is 14-0 all-time. The Rainbow Warriors are favored by 13 points. Tipoff is at about 8 p.m., following Rainbow Wahine basketball.

It’s a “White-out” game, but don’t expect it to be one of the more visually impressive ones in the Sheriff. White-outs tend to look better when it’s a big crowd, and the way UH has been drawing lately (and given the opponent) the effect could look scattered amid empty green seats.

UH is expected to roll with the same starting lineup as its 60-46 win over Southern Miss on Christmas. That means Noah Allen comes off the bench again while the triple-guard lineup of Brocke Stepteau, Sheriff Drammeh and Leland Green gets first crack.

The Drew Buggs play/redshirt decision has yet to be announced, but it’ll be a surprise if he suits up today.

DSU is well traveled — this will be its 12th true road game — though it had a week off to prepare. Starting forward DeVaughn Mallory, the Hornets’ top rebounder (6.6 per game) has been left home because of a family illness.

The top threats are guard Devin Morgan and forward Kavon Waller, both of whom are lethal from 3-point range.

1 Ohana Hawaii December 31, 2016 at 10:05 am

GO WARRIORS OR BIG GREEN!. I’ve got a comment to ask you all? I been hearing that Head Coach Ganot should be on the hot seat this year with all that losts!. I hope you all noticed that? The University of Hawaii basketball program is on a postseason band! Some of going to say that? The NCAA still investigation on the probation at UH men’s basketball program. Don’t let them down! Because you all know that the NCAA will keep them on the probation band on the last league game!. So really care whatever their finish this season!. That is why Coach Ganot is rebuilding the University of Hawaii basketball program again!. He is a great head coach for the University of Hawaii basketball program!. Since Wallace retirement from the University! . We have to look into the future! . Anyway a first coach win 28 games it’s a great thing!. Because some first year coaches don’t make it so far with 28 games!.

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