Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hawai'i 86, Cal State-Northridge 67

[recap] [box score]

Hawai'i notes: I just assumed, in the early moments of this game, that Zane Johnson was kind of a chucker, so I appreciated his unselfishness ... Freshman point guard Shaquille Stokes had a good second half after a sluggish start. He needs some lessons on game management, however, as he made some questionable decisions down the stretch as the 'bows coughed up a chunk of their lead. Overall, he probably thinks "shoot" just a touch too much ... Vander Joaquim was in first half foul trouble, then came out in the second half as though he was bored, forcing a tough shot on an early touch, following it up with a technical foul for hanging on the rim, then dribbling two thirds of the way up court in transition before giving it up to a guard. Selfish play from someone who is supposed to be a leader ... Trevor Wiseman was phenomenal on the glass -- he really has a nose for the ball. He created a ton of offense by grabbing the ball and immediately taking off upcourt to exploit numbers-up situations. Future Hawai'i opponents should jump Wiseman whenever he gets a defensive rebound to slow down the secondary break.

Cal State-Northridge notes: Don't have much to say about these guys. To inexperienced to hang with a veteran team on the road, but they did continue to fight, even when the game got out of hand.

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