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Friday, February 26, 1999


R A I N B O W _ B A S K E T B A L L




’Bows salvaging
some pride

The UH men's basketball
team refuses to quit in
win over SJSU

By Pat Bigold
Star-Bulletin

Tapa

Mike Robinson said he's been hurting this season.

"It's the first losing team I've ever been on," said the former Pennsylvania prep all-star, who played on two state championship teams there.

So with the Rainbows trailing San Jose State, 28-23, after one half and Hawaii's leading scorer, junior post man Marquette Alexander, ejected from the game, the 6-foot-8 senior took matters into his own hands.

Robinson scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while registering career-highs of eight blocks and five steals, as Hawaii defeated the Spartans, 65-62, before 3,705 fans last night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Rainbows, who have been eliminated from consideration for a Western Athletic Conference Tournament berth, improved to 6-19 overall and 3-10 in the Pacific Division. They finish the season tomorrow night here against Fresno State (19-10, 8-5).

The Spartans, who do have a tournament berth under first-year coach Phil Johnson, fell to 12-14 and 5-8.

Robinson was only 1-for-5 from the field in the first half with three turnovers. But in the second half, he exploded, scoring 15 points, getting seven of his rebounds, five of his blocks, and four of his steals.

Robinson really went to work in the last 10:39 after Terrance Richmond's 3-pointer had given the Spartans their biggest lead of the game -- 14 points (53-39).

He led a 10-0 Hawaii run with eight points and an assist on junior point guard Johnny White's (11 points) fast-break basket as the Rainbows drew within five points (54-49).

White's follow off the glass with 1:34 left made it 62-60 and that set the stage for Robinson's biggest block of the night with one minute left.

"Somebody put the ball in my face and I hit it," he said.

The block rocketed out to freshman guard Mike McIntyre (11 points) in the corner and he turned it upcourt quickly to senior forward Erin Galloway, whose layup tied the game at 62-62.

Galloway was fouled on the play and sank a free throw to give Hawaii its first lead of the game with 42 seconds left.

Richmond fired a miss from the top of the key with 15 seconds left but McIntyre secured the rebound and finished the scoring with a pair of free throws.

Alexander was the Rainbows leading scorer in the first half with eight points in 13 minutes. But he was tossed out after incurring two quick technicals during an inbounds situation with 2:59 left before intermission.

Tapa

Hawaii 65, San Jose State 62

At Stan Sheriff Center

bullet Spartans (12-14 overall, 5-8 WAC)

		mp	fgm	fga	ftm	fta	reb	pf	tp
Quinney		38	4	11	0	2	3	4	9
Richmond	36	4	10	4	4	4	1	14
Powell		40	5	12	6	6	5	4	17
Trawiick	35	5	14	2	3	11	3	12
Murray		16	1	3	3	9	3	2	5
McCullough	11	0	1	0	0	3	2	0
Griffin		24	2	6	1	2	2	5	5
	Team						5
	Totals	200	21	57	16	26	36	21	62
bullet Rainbows (6-19 overall, 3-10 WAC)

		mp	fgm	fga	ftm	fta	reb	pf	tp
M. Robinson	39	6	16	5	7	15	3	17
White		40	5	10	1	3	2	0	11
Cartwright	22	1	4	0	0	1	2	3
Czernin		26	2	2	0	0	6	3	5
Alexander	13	4	5	0	0	1	2	8
Galloway	14	3	4	1	1	3	4	7
McIntyre	30	3	6	2	4	1	2	11
Gillman		2	0	0	0	0	0	1	0
Moeller	14	1	1	1	3	2	2	3
	Team						2
	Totals	200	25	48	10	18	33	19	65
Halftime score--San Jose St. 28, Hawaii 23.

3-point goals--San Jose St. 4-11 (Richmond 2-4, Powell 1-2, Quinney 1-5), UH 5-14 (McIntyre 3-5, Czernin 1-1, Cartwright 1-3, White 0-2, M. Robinson 0-3).

Assists--San Jose St. 12 (Powell 5), UH 13 (White 6). Turnovers--San Jose St. 18 (Powell 6), UH 23 (Czernin 5). Steals--San Jose St. 7 (Powell 3), UH 9 (M. Robinson 5). Blocked shots--San Jose St. 1 (Trawiick 1), UH 10 (M. Robinson 8).

Technicals--Alexander 2.

A--3,705. Officials: Danner, Hernandez, Flores.



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