wahine Back Home After Tough Road Trip

Following an 11-day, three-game road trip the Rainbow Wahine return to the friendly confines of the Stan Sheriff Center with a pair of games against UTEP (Jan. 20, 7 p.m.) and Boise State (Jan. 22, 7 p.m.).

UH is currently in a three-way tie for sixth place with 2-3 mark in the WAC. UTEP (8-7) is in a tie for third place at 3-2, while Boise State (6-8) is in ninth at 1-4. Hawaii faced its first road test of the season and returned with a 1-2 mark, including an impressive 70-63 come-from-behind win over SMU. UH is coming off of a disappointing 68-54 loss at Louisiana Tech, a game in which the Rainbow Wahine held a double-digit lead. Both UTEP and Boise State are coming off of home wins and are looking for their first road conference wins of the season. UH is a combined 9-0 versus the Miners and Broncos in Honolulu. Television: KFVE-TV will carry both games live with Jim Leahey (play-by-play) and Lori Santi (color). Radio: KKEA Radio will carry both games live with Kevin Hashiro on the call. Tickets: $7 (adults); $6 (senior citizens); children (ages 4-18) and UH students (w/ valid ID) FREE. Parking $3 Series History: UH leads the series with UTEP, 13-1. The Rainbow Wahine are a perfect 6-0 in Honolulu. Hawaii is 6-1 all-time versus Boise State and 3-0 at home. Hawai`i in the WAC: Hawai`i is in its ninth season in the Western Athletic Conference and is 88-45 (.662) all-time in the regular season. UH is 50-16 (.758) in WAC home games. Bounce Back Mentality: Hawai`i has responded from its last four losses with impressive wins and has yet to lose consecutive games since droppings its first two games of the season. Nov. 27: 52-45 loss to Utah Next game: 70-68 win over California Dec. 16: 66-55 loss to #15 Houston Next game: 68-64 win over Wake Forest Dec. 30: 70-48 loss to Fresno State Next game: 71-43 win over Nevada Jan. 8: 54-49 overtime loss at San Jose State Next game: 70-63 win at SMU Jan. 15: 68-54 loss at Louisiana Tech Next game: Jan. 20 vs. UTEP Scouting UTEP: UTEP arrives with an 8-7 overall record and 3-2 mark in the WAC...the Miners are currently tied for third in the conference standings with Tulsa....UTEP is 2-5 on the road this year, including losses at Rice (55-50) and Tulsa (79-63)...the Miners have won its three WAC home games, including wins last week over Nevada (70-54) and Fresno State (68-64)...the Miners have been a streaky team, following a five-game losing spell with a four-game win streak earlier this season...forward Charnette Phelps leads a balanced attack and is the only player to average double-figures at 10.1 ppg. Scouting Boise State: Boise State enters this week's action with a 6-8 record...the Broncos are in ninth in the WAC standings with a 1-4 mark...after losing its first four WAC games, they won their first conference game of the season over the weekend with a 70-51 home win over Nevada...guard Tasha Harris led BSU with 14 points in the win and is the team's leading scorer at 12.6 ppg...the Broncos are the top 3-point shooting team in the WAC (91 made, 36.3%)...Boise State will face San Jose State on Thursday before heading out to Hawaii.

Warrior Sports Network Top Stories