Real danger for Wahine // All in!

January 24th, 2011
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Last time Dana Takahara-Dias and her Rainbow Wahine went up to Fresno State, they got blasted by 41 points, a UH WAC record loss.

A couple different ways to look at today's matchup at FSU.  The last-place Wahine (6-12, 0-5 WAC) could say they have nothing to lose — they fell 53-43 at lowly San Jose State on Saturday — and play inspired ... or they could feel the weight of their brutal WAC start, come out flat, and get hammered by the league title favorite.

Should the Wahine lose, they will stretch their WAC road losing streak to 15 games and equal the program's worst WAC start (0-6), which was set under Jim Bolla in 2008-09.

UH needs to look at every game as an opportunity to pick up ground on eighth-place SJSU (2-16, 2-3). If they don't, they'll be sitting out the WAC tournament come March.

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The Hawaii men's basketball team, winners of three straight, was given the day off from practice today as added recuperation time before Saturday's big matchup against WAC leader Utah State.

That didn't mean the UH marketing department wasn't busy. It  promoted the game as "All in Against the Aggies!" Students have gotten in free all season, but the team is really emphasizing that this week.

UH players and coaches were around campus and the dorms today to spread that message to students.

“We need a large and enthusiastic crowd to help cheer our players on to victory against a tough Utah State team,” UH coach Gib Arnold said in a statement. “It’s incredible the impact a spirited and energetic crowd has on the performance of our players. We hope the fans turn out in big numbers for this important WAC contest.”

There will be a $20-per-person tailgate outside the Stan Sheriff Center Gate B from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. tipoff. The UH coaches and some players will be at the event for about the first half hour.

Tickets (limited to the first 300) are available by calling Peggy at 484-4339 or e-mailing peggy.abella@anheuser-busch.com.

4 Responses to “Real danger for Wahine // All in!”

  1. Alex:

    Looks like the Wahine fall again...I'll hold my opinion on DTD until the end of the season, if the Wahine can make the WAC tournament at this point I'd say that's an accomplishment. If not, her days as head coach are numbered.


  2. hon2266:

    This year's wahine team is one of the worst on record, unfortunately worst record in last 15 WAC seasons the wahine have been in. DTD has not produced so far, nice lady, but poor results as a coach, she will have to improve drastically next season ,attendance is already in the hundreds.


  3. Hon2266:

    DTD in over her head, this is the worst season for the Wahine for the 15 years they've been in the WAC. Needs assistants that are more in tune with today's recruits. With dwindling attendance , this program needs a big boost in recruiting ,otherwise we are doomed.


  4. Kenzing:

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