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UH basketball team wins big at UC Riverside

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 09:03 p.m. HST, Feb 13, 2014



The Hawaii men's basketball team won its third straight road game with a 87-76 decision against UC Riverside at SRC Arena on Thursday night in Riverside, Calif.

UH (17-7, 6-4 Big West) moved into a tie for third place and matched its overall win total of last season with six regular-season games remaining.

Senior forward Christian Standhardinger led the fourth-place Rainbow Warriors with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Shooting guard Garrett Nevels added 20 points, wing Brandon Spearman scored 11 and point guard Keith Shamburger directed matters on the floor effectively with 11 points and 10 assists.

The 'Bows shook off a recent shooting slump, connecting on seven of 15 3-pointers and 53.7 percent of their shots overall to 42.2 percent for Riverside (8-16, 3-7). That was despite a subpar game by forward Isaac Fotu (eight points, two rebounds), who's been UH's best scoring option in conference play. Nevels went 4-for-6 on 3-pointers to help make up the slack.

UH led by as many as 13 points in the first half, but had a five-minute field-goal drought to end the period. It saw its six-point halftime lead trimmed to three early in the second half, but the 'Bows responded with three 3-pointers by Nevels in a three-minute span to push the lead back to 54-41 with 13:18 to play, and they weren't seriously threatened again.

UCR center Chris Patton led the Highlanders with 21 points and forward Taylor Johns, who was held to four points in UH's 100-69 win in Honolulu last month, scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked six shots in the loss.

UH continues play on Saturday at Cal State Fullerton (8-15, 3-6).






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berrygood wrote:
Really great game...Standhardinger was on fire..Great energy...Nevell was hot!..Play like this and you"ll go far..Only one small headache..The Riverside big men came down like three times in a row and got all the way to the hoop and made three point plays..My suggestion..If you're going to foul ..Then foul 'em good so they don't make the shot and they'll think twice next time..But for the most part the game was outstanding..Saw it on Big West Tv
on February 13,2014 | 08:17PM
asmkristy wrote:
Nice win. It was a "should" win but still any win is nice, especially on the road. Hope we can have the same good shooting against Fullerton on Saturday. The bigwest.tv stream really sucks. I mean, I'm happy to be able to watch it at all but come on. This is 2014 and we can't get a better live stream than that? Sad. I hope the live stream doesn't look that bad when it shows games in Hawaii.
on February 13,2014 | 08:20PM
berrygood wrote:
I think the camera man was a student..What do ya figure the attendance?..800?..I'm just glad to see it..
on February 13,2014 | 08:51PM
berrygood wrote:
Great win!..Caught the game on big west TV streaming..Standhardinger was a beast!..nevell shot lights out..Everyone had great energy..One suggestion..When the big men take it to the hoop and you wanna fou;l, then foul hard so they don't make the hoop..At least three times in a row in a short stretch UH fouled and gave up the three point play..Didn't matter in the end but down the road it may..Over all, great game to watch..Go Bows!
on February 13,2014 | 08:21PM
TaiBow wrote:
Lessee, the Bows have 4 games left against Fullerton (away), home games with Irvine (the only opponent with a winning overall record) and Davis, and finally away against Long Beach State (tied with UH now, but with a losing record). At 17-7, the Bows have a realistic chance to finish with 20 wins and a potential tournament bid somewhere - IF THEY CAN GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER for the remaining games. It would be nice to see Standhardinger, Fotu, Nevels, Shamburger, and Spearman hitting on all cylinders to finish the season and enter the Big West Tournament strong. Go Bows!!!
on February 13,2014 | 08:34PM
PATTI_K wrote:
Wrong. 6 more regular season conference games left. Should go 4-2, 5-1 or 6-0 would be unlikely but wishful
on February 13,2014 | 09:36PM
WalkoffBalk wrote:
Buffering live streaming.
on February 13,2014 | 09:39PM
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