Wallace ailing, but expected at game tonight
Hawaii basketball coach Riley Wallace missed the last two days of practice with the flu, but associate coach Bob Nash expects Wallace to be back on the bench for tonight's game against San Jose State at the Stan Sheriff Center.
"He was actually feeling better today, and I think with another day of hydrating and recuperating he'll be fine. He should be here for the game," Nash said yesterday.
The team had Monday off and Nash and assistants Jackson Wheeler and Alika Smith have run practice the last two days in preparation for tonight's game. But Nash said he'll be ready if the illness keeps Wallace out another day.
"Obviously if he's sick I have to step up and do what I have to do," Nash said. "I think the guys are ready to play and I'm confident we can get the job done. I'll talk to him and keep him up to date. We haven't made any changes. "
Forwards Bobby Nash (flu) and Ahmet Gueye (ankle) returned yesterday after missing Tuesday's practice. With Nash still fighting off his ailment, Riley Luettgerodt practiced with the first team on Tuesday and for most of yesterday's workout.
"It's Coach Wallace's decision," Bob Nash said. "If Bobby's ready to go, he'll be there. He hasn't had as many reps against the other team's stuff, so we'll see how that goes tomorrow."
Bracket Busters revealed Monday:
The matchups for the 13 BracketBusters matchups will be announced on Monday on ESPNU. Hawaii is among 102 teams entered in the event set for Feb. 17. Those not selected for ESPN's BracketBusters package will be paired up for nonconference games to be announced later that day. UH played Santa Clara last season.