UH women's basketball has two home games this week on Wednesday & Saturday after returning home from two big wins on the road over Cal Poly and UCSB. They are 3-2 in the Big West tied for third. Full game previews below from Hawaii athletic department. 

Game #19 Information:

TEAMS: Hawai'i (7-11, 3-2), UC Riverside (8-11, 2-3)

WHEN:  Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m. HT

WHERE:  Stan Sheriff Center

TELEVISION: Spectrum Sports

RADIO: ESPN 1420 AM

VIDEO STREAMING: BigWest.TV

LIVE STATS: www.hawaiiathletics.com

TICKETS: Adult: $7.00, Senior Citizen: $5, Youth: Free

PROMOTIONS: Raising Cane's is the game sponsor on Wednesday and will award Free Cane's for a year during the promotional contest at halftime.


 

Game #20 Information:

TEAMS: Hawai'i (7-11, 3-2), Cal Poly (4-13. 1-5)

WHEN:  Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 5:30 p.m. HT

WHERE:  Stan Sheriff Center

TELEVISION: Spectrum Sports

RADIO: ESPN 1420 AM

VIDEO STREAMING: BigWest.tv

LIVE STATS: www.hawaiiathletics.com

TICKETS: Adult: $7.00, Senior Citizen: $5, Youth: Free, Federal Furloughed Employees: Free

PROMOTIONS: First Hawaiian Bank is the game sponsor on Saturday's Chinese New Years Celebration and will award great prizes throughout the game. Sign up for your chance to win at the sports marketing table at Gate A. Fans are encouraged to wear red, symbolizing the color of joy, blessing of happiness, and good fortune in celebration of the Chinese New Year. The Majestic Culture and the Arts Association invite fans for picture taking with the Lion Dance group from 4:30p.m. located on the concourse level (Ewa Side) of the Stan Sheriff Center and they will perform a traditional Lion Dance at halftime. Also on Saturday, a special Chinese New Year's themed food menu will be featured by Sodexo.



 

GAME NOTES


 

  • UH is coming off one of its more successful weekends of conference play in recent memory by sweeping Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara. The sweep marks only the second time UH has done so against the Mustangs and Gauchos since joining the conference in 2012-13. Senior guard Leah Salanoa and junior forward Makenna Woodfolk led the way scoring-wise for the 'Bows as they each recorded double-digits in the two wins. 


 

• At the end of the 2017-18 season, UH put an end to a five-game losing streak against UC Riverside with a 63-57 victory at the Stan Sheriff Center. The 'Bows hold an 8-5 advantage all-time in the series, including a 4-2 mark at home. 


 

• The matchup with Cal Poly on Jan. 24 was the most lopsided victory in favor of UH to date at 71-54.  Junior guard Courtney Middap led UH with 15 points hitting 6-for-11 from the floor and 3-for-7 from three-point territory. Senior Tia Kanoa turned in another well round performance with 14 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. As for the all-time series, the Mustangs still have the advantage at 10-8. 


 

• It's still early in the conference season, but UH currently sits in a three-way tie for third place in the Big West standings at 3-2. UC Davis leads the pack at 5-1, their lone loss coming to UH on Jan. 12, followed by CSUN at No. 2 with a record of 4-2. The three-way tie with UH consists of UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton. 


 

HISTORY MAKING DEFENSE

Saturday's 47-35 victory over UC Santa Barbara was one for the record books as it was the first time UH held an opponent to 35 points or less on the road in over 30 years. The last time was on Nov. 25, 1985, when head coach Bill Nepfel led the team to a 68-34 victory at Sonoma State. The 'Bows held the Gauchos to single-digit scoring in three of four quarters, forced 16 turnovers, and held the home squad to zero percent from beyond the arc at 0-for-16. 


 

FIND WOODFOLK AND LET HER WORK

Since the first game of the season against Pepperdine, the top scoring threat for UH has been junior forward Makenna Woodfolk as she leads the way with 11.8 points per game. Woodfolk is the only Rainbow Wahine to score double-digits in 10 or more games and currently sits at 13 games. The key to Woodfolk's success has been her ability to go to the charity stripe, and her 101 attempts are the most on the team with senior guard Salanoa next on the list at 35. Over her 101 attempts, Woodfolk has hit 79 free throws, 49 more than any other UH player.
 

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