Hawaii Sports

Tagovailoa hurts thumb in first spring practice

By JOHN ZENOR The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama’s quarterback competition could be on hold, at least briefly. The defending national champion Crimson Tide opened spring practice Tuesday with an intriguing battle between two-year starter Jalen Hurts, who’s 26-2 in that ...

Move over, Chaminade

UMBC stuns Virginia to become first 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 By STEVE REED, The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jairus Lyles couldn’t suppress a smile, knowing that a school known more for chess than hoops had finally made it happen — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The ...

Fresh off first win since 2014, Wie looking to remain healthy

By JOHN NICHOLSON The Associated Press PHOENIX — Michelle Wie is trying to have fun — and stay healthy. “My goal is to play the whole year and not to take an extended break during the season,” Wie said at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. “That would be my whole goal. Keep my organs ...

Clippers will return to Hawaii

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will return to Hawaii for training camp next season for the second straight year. The team will travel to Honolulu in late September and hold camp at the University of Hawaii. Details and dates will be announced at a later time. The club spent ...

UH falls in Big West quarterfinal

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Evan Leonard scored 24 points, Max Hazzard added 15, including the game-winning jumper with seven seconds left, and UC Irvine rallied to beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 68-67 in a Big West Conference tournament quarterfinal Thursday. Sixth-seeded ...

Wie sinks long putt in tourney win

SINGAPORE (AP) — Michelle Wie of Honolulu holed a 36-foot putt from off the green on the final hole to win the Women’s World Championship by one stroke on Sunday and capture her first LPGA tournament since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open. With four players in contention to win on the last ...

UH caps regular season with victory

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Gibson Johnson and Drew Buggs scored 15 points apiece and teamed up for back-to-back 3 pointers to break open a tense game, and the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team held off Cal State Fullerton 68-60 in a regular-season finale Saturday. The Rainbow ...

Rainbow Wahine fall to Mustangs on Senior Night

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball rallied from a 16-point, first-half deficit but was unable to fend off Cal Poly, losing 67-61 on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The loss was the Rainbow Wahine’s first in a decade on Senior Night. Senior ...

UH falls to Irvine in home finale

HONOLULU (AP) — Evan Leonard had 19 points and John Edgar Jr. scored nine of his 14 points in the second half to help UC Irvine pull away late for a 66-57 win over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Leonard went 6-for-11 from the ...

Rainbow Wahine lose to 49ers in overtime

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team dropped an 85-80 overtime decision on the road to Long Beach State on Saturday despite Sarah Toeaina’s 24 points and 16 rebounds. The Rainbow Wahine dominated the third quarter — outscoring the 49ers 25-9 — to take a ...

UH hangs on to beat UC Riverside 74-69 in OT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff Drammeh scored a career-high 23 points and Jack Purchase hit the go-ahead jumper to lift University of Hawaii men’s basketball to a 74-69 win in overtime Saturday night. Tied at 69-all with 34 seconds remaining, Hawaii’s Drew Buggs got the ball to ...

Rainbow Wahine can’t take lead, fall to UC Davis, 68-56

The Maui News Morgan Bertsch had 27 points to lead UC Davis to a 68-56 victory over the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Sarah Toeaina had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead the Rainbow Wahine, who fell behind early ...

UH falls to Cal State Northridge, 77-71

HONOLULU (AP) — Tavrion Dawson and Micheal Warren tossed in 22 points apiece and Cal State Northridge shot 65 percent from the floor in a 77-71 victory over University of Hawaii men’s basketball on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Dawson knocked down 11 of 16 shots for the ...

UH falls at Cal Poly for third loss in a row

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Donovan Fields scored 13 of his 15 points in the second half to help Cal Poly beat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 78-64 on Saturday. Cal Poly (8-15, 3-6 Big West) has won two straight since snapping a six-game skid. Hawaii (13-8, 4-4) has ...

Rainbow Wahine lose to Gauchos, 71-61

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team lost for the fifth time in six games Saturday, falling to UC Santa Barbara 71-61 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Sarah Toeaina had 25 points and Tia Kanoa added 14 points and nine assists for the Rainbow Wahine (9-14, 2-8 Big ...

UH falls to UC Santa Barbara in overtime

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Max Heidegger scored 25 points to lead UC Santa Barbara to an 84-82 overtime victory over the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team on Thursday. Jalen Canty added 21 points with 10 rebounds, Leland King II scored 21 points and Gabe Vincent 10 with six ...

UH lets lead slip away, falls to Fullerton 69-66

HONOLULU (AP) — Kyle Allman scored a career-high 40 points, Austen Awosika made two free throws with 11.4 seconds left and Cal State Fullerton rallied to defeat the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team 69-66 on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Allman scored six straight ...

Toeaina helps Rainbow Wahine end three-game losing streak

The Maui News Sarah Toeaina had 19 points to lead the University of Hawaii women’s basketball team to a 63-57 victory over UC Riverside on Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Tia Kanoa, Amy Atwell and Makenna Woodfolk each added nine points for the Rainbow Wahine (9-12, 2-6 ...

UH takes down UC Davis

HONOLULU (AP) — Jack Purchase made four free throws in the final 40 seconds and finished with 21 points to help the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team hold on for its fourth consecutive win, 77-72 over UC Davis on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Sheriff Drammeh added ...

Rainbow Wahine’s rally falls short at Irvine

The Maui News The University of Hawaii women’s basketball team outscored UC Irvine 23-10 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Rainbow Wahine lost 70-66 on Saturday in Irvine, Calif. Sarah Toeaina had 19 points, making 13 of 14 foul shots, and nine rebounds for UH (8-11, ...