’Bows face tough road test
The Hawaii basketball team will try to slow down the Western Athletic Conference's top scoring team tomorrow in an effort to keep pace in the league race.
The Rainbow Warriors (7-10, 3-2 WAC) begin a two-game swing through the "Gem State" tomorrow when they take on Boise State (13-5, 4-2) at Taco Bell Arena. The trip concludes with a visit to Moscow for a meeting with Idaho (4-13, 1-5) on Saturday.
The 'Bows, riding a two-game winning streak, begin their visit to Idaho by facing the nation's top shooting team and the highest scoring offense in the WAC. Boise State, which upset nationally ranked BYU earlier this season, is powered inside by the forward tandem of Reggie Larry and Matt Nelson, who rank among the WAC leaders in scoring and rebounding.
"They're just really strong and they really work their butts off to get the ball inside," UH coach Bob Nash said. "We have to really battle and not let them get angles and put pressure on the passers."
Hawaii enters the game in fourth place in the conference, a half-game behind the Broncos, who are coming off a 98-80 win at Nevada last Saturday.
Hawaii (7-10, 3-2 WAC) at Boise State (13-5, 4-2)
» Tomorrow, 4 p.m.
» Boise, Idaho
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