Hawaii Holds on to Beat Cal Poly, 65-61, in the Big West Home Opener on January 16, 2020 - bflores
Eddie Stansberry shoots a trey over Keith Smith at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Stansberry was 3-9 from deep and led UH with 17 points.

Hawaii Holds on to Beat Cal Poly, 65-61, in the Big West Home Opener on January 16, 2020

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors staved off a comeback attempt by Cal Poly to notch its first home conference victory, 65-61, at the Stan Sheriff Center on January 16, 2020. Hawaii led by as much as 16 points in the first half, but the Mustangs battled back in the second half to make it a game. Cal Poly's bench outscored Hawaii's bench, 42-16, with Mustang Colby Rogers leading all scorers with 18 points. Hawaii's Eddie Stansberry led the Warriors with 17 points but shot just 5-14 from the field. Zigmars Raimo shot an even worse 2-14.

  • Cal Poly and Hawaii tip off Big West conference play at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Cal Poly forward Alimamy Koroma (15) extends for a layup against the defense of Hawaii's Zigmars Raimo (14) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Hawaii guard Eddie Stansberry (3) shoots over the defense of Cal Poly's Jamal Smith (25) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Cal Poly's Tuukka Jaakkola (14) shoots a jump hook over Hawaii's Bernardo Da Silva (5) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Cal Poly coach John Smith chats with the referee during a game against Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Tuukka Jaakkola finishes the pick and roll with a dunk at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Hawaii fans clamor for free t-shirts at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Justin Webster (2) of Hawaii draws contact on his way up for a layup against Kyle Colvin (33) of Cal Poly at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Cal Poly's Junior Ballard (24) loses the ball during a drive against Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Cal Poly's Kyle Colvin (33) shoots a 3 against Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Colvin was 2-5 on three point attempts and finished with 11 points.

  • Cal Poly's bruiser Nolan Taylor (31) fights for the rebound with Hawaii's Dawson Carper (44) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Drew Buggs (1) of Hawaii comes down with the defensive board against Cal Poly at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Buggs was second on the team with 7 rebounds.

  • Kyle Colvin (33) turns baseline to shoot a jump hook over Drew Buggs (1) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Keith Smith (0) shoots a midrange J over Justin Webster (2) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Mark Crowe (5) of Cal Poly looks to drive against Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Tuukka Jaakola (14) shoots over Dawson Carper (44) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Tuukka Jaakola (14) shoots over Dawson Carper (44) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Hawaii fans watch the big screen during a time out at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Samuta Avea (32) drives for a layup against Cal Poly at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Nolan Taylor (31) shoots his second free throw after airballing the first against Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Taylor was 0-2 from the line.

  • Samuta Avea (32) shoots over Colby Rogers (3) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Avea led Hawaii with a plus/minus of +18.

  • Colby Rogers (3) shoots over Samuta Avea (32) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Rogers led Cal Poly with 18 points.

  • Samuta Avea (32) and Bernardo Da Silva (5) soar for a defensive board at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Justin Hemsley (42) comes down with a rebound at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • A Hawaii fan flashes shakas at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Keith Smith (0) dishes while hanging in the air at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Smith led all players with 7 dimes.

  • Junior Ballard (24) drives to the rim against Bernardo Da Sliva (5) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Ballard finished with 9 points.

  • Keith Smith (0) shows off his unorthodox form on this jumper at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Smith was 2-4 from the field for 4 points.

  • Keith Smith's (0) feet hover above the ground on this drive to the hoop at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Tuukka Jaakkola (14) fights through contact from Dawson Carper (44) on this move to the hoop at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Tuukka Jaakola (14) turns and shoots over Dawson Carper (44) at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • The Hawaii team heads to the bench at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Jamal Smith (25) shoots a technical FT at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Eddie Stansberry shoots a trey over Keith Smith at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Stansberry was 3-9 from deep and led UH with 17 points.

  • Eran Ganot stands with arms crossed at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Bernardo Da Silva (5) gets physical on the post against Cal Poly at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Samuta Avea (32) shoots a trey at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Avea was 1-4 from deep.

  • Bernardo Da Silva shoots over Tuukka Jaakkola at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Da Silva finished with 8 points and 8 boards.

  • Samuta Avea shoots over Colby Rogers at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Avea finished the game with 9 points.

  • Bernardo Da Silva prepares to take it up strong at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Hawaii superfan Marlon Dyer wants some freebies at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Justin Webster shoots from the wing at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Webster came off the bench to contribute 9 points.

  • Drew Buggs shoots a floater at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Buggs chipped in 4 points in Hawaii's victory over Cal Poly.

  • Tuukka Jaakkola comes down with the board at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Jaakkola had 4 rebounds on the night.

  • Zigmars Raimo executes a jump pass over Mark Crowe at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020. Raimo double-doubled with 11 points and 14 rebounds but shot an inefficient 2-14 from the field.

  • Hawaii Rainbow Dancers entertain the crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Hawaii Rainbow Dancers line it up at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.

  • Drew Buggs doesn't touch the floor on this drive at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii on January 16, 2020.


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