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UH men's basketball team gets blown out at UC Davis

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:21 p.m. HST, Feb 14, 2013

The Hawaii men's basketball team's five-game winning streak came to a full stop in an 89-65 blowout loss at UC Davis today.

UH's bid for the first four-game conference road winning streak in program history was emphatically denied by the Aggies, who shot 48.5 percent from the field, outrebounded UH 38-29, and never relinquished control after going up in the opening minutes at The Pavilion.

It was the first time as a member of the Big West Conference that UH (15-10, 9-5) was swept home-and-home by a conference opponent.

UCD (10-13, 6-6) led by 16 points at halftime and the margin grew to 26 midway through the second half. The hosts sizzled from the perimeter, making 11 of 19 3-point attempts (57.9 percent).

In terms of margin of loss, it was the Rainbow Warriors' second-worst defeat of the season. Only a 29-point loss at Cal Poly last month was more lopsided.

UH fell into a virtual tie for second place with Pacific (14-10, 8-4), the Rainbow Warriors' opponent on Saturday in Stockton, Calif.

Sophomore guard Corey Hawkins, who scored 40 points in a 92-83 UCD win in Honolulu last month, led five Aggies in double-figures with 21 points. Guard Ryan Sypkens added 17 points on 5-for-7 3-point shooting.

UH's big men were held in check all game. Junior forward Christian Standhardinger, the reigning two-time Big West Player of the Week, finished with six points, seven rebounds and five turnovers.

Senior center Vander Joaquim fouled out with eight points and two rebounds on a technical with 6:11 to play. Freshman forward Isaac Fotu played only 13 minutes off the bench and was a nonfactor.

Senior swingman Hauns Brereton led UH with 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Junior guard Brandon Spearman added 12 points and Ozren Pavlovic 10 points in garbage time.

The Aggies picked up right where they left off from their blisting performance in Honolulu.

UCD led by as many as 17 points in the first period behind Hawkins and Sypkens. The Aggies shot 6-for-9 on 3s in the period and outrebounded UH 16-9.

Spearman fouled Tyler Les on a 3-point attempt in the final seconds of the first half and the guard made all three foul shots for a 47-31 halftime lead.

UH actually shot 52.2 percent in the first half, but on only 23 field-goal attempts.

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fairgame947 wrote:
It was mental - for some strange reason!
on February 14,2013 | 08:41PM
entrkn wrote:
on February 14,2013 | 08:43PM
berrygood wrote:
Gib hasn't learned yet..ZONE the three shooters and make them drive to the big men..This conference is loaded with jump shooters..geesh!
on February 14,2013 | 09:08PM
64hoo wrote:
its hard if the opposing team sets up a good screen if you go after the 3point shooters then you leave the shorter jumpers or underneath open because you have to send another player out to contest the 3 pointer because the other player is being screened so that is hard to do if the team is shooting real good.
on February 14,2013 | 11:24PM
64hoo wrote:
lets see when Hawaii got blown out by cal poly slo a couple of weeks back Hawaii went on a 5 game win streak and that was stop tonight by losing by 24 points another blow out so what that means is Hawaii can get another 5 game win streak, win the big west tournament which would give them 8 game win streak win 5 in a row beginning plus 3 in the tournament and you have a 23 and 10 record also I notice even in the old wac teams before they left and become the mwc there was always a couple of teams we could not beat. even in the new wac before we went to the big west there was always a couple teams that always beats us. so uc davis could be 1 and when we play calpoly slo could be another, but lets go UH and don't let that happen. still a damn good chance of a 20 win season. GO WARRIORS.
on February 14,2013 | 11:17PM
64hoo wrote:
come on SA there was nothing wrong with my comment why do you always have to say comment sent for approval it was a good and clean comment.its like your always taking away freedom of speech.
on February 14,2013 | 11:37PM
TaiBow wrote:
Just when we were beginning to take the 'Bows seriously - - - you just cannot go into your opponents court with no energy and no plan, and then proceed to take a blow-out, if you want to be taken seriously. The loss also goes to Arnold, as there just wasn't any adjustment. Better shake it off, or bye-bye tie for 2nd pace in the Conference this weekend, and respectability. Time to close strong! Go 'Bows!
on February 15,2013 | 12:57AM
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