By Brian McInnis
Senior forward Bill Amis and senior guard Hiram Thompson both sat out — or in Thompson's case, stood and watched — during today's Hawaii practice leading into the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Amis is still wearing a boot to recover from his stress fracture in his right foot, while Thompson is resting a balky back caused from a brutal fall on his side against Chicago State on Maui.
UPDATE: Thompson's MRI on his back, taken over the weekend, was negative for any lasting damage, but he will likely miss at least the first game of the tournament, against Florida State on Wednesday.
"I'm alright," Thompson said at practice today.
UH will be at only eight active players against the Seminoles (9-2), one of the toughest foes the Rainbow Warriors will face all season.
Thompson was limited to shooting around and riding an exercise bike, while Amis sat with his foot wrapped, cheering on his teammates.
Tourney time is here. The HADHC logo is on the Stan Sheriff Center court, and most of the visiting teams are in Hawaii. Florida State visited Pearl Harbor today and practiced at Hickam Air Force Base.
UH women's basketball freshman Kamilah Jackson had her streak of five double-doubles broken against No. 9 UCLA last night. The WAC's leading rebounder had 10 points and eight boards in the 72-44 loss.
The Wahine shot just 28 percent and were shut down in the second half. They trailed by just 11 at halftime.