Saturday, February 27, 1999

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


The UH men's basketball
team plays its final game
without its leading scorer

By Pat Bigold


Fans attending tonight's Hawaii men's basketball season finale against Fresno State at the Stan Sheriff Center will not see the Rainbows' top scorer.

Marquette Alexander, the 6-foot-8 junior center who leads the team with 13.4 points per game, has been suspended as a result of his second game ejection of the season Thursday night.

He had scored in double figures in 18 of 24 games and had started 18 games.

Alexander was tossed with just under three minutes left in the first half of Hawaii's 65-62 home-court win over San Jose State after receiving two quick technical fouls. Excessive complaining led to the first. A verbal blast at referee Jimmie Flores as Hawaii coach Riley Wallace was escorting Alexander from the floor led to the ejection.

Alexander, who transferred from City College of San Francisco, also was Hawaii's second-leading rebounder (5.2 rpg).

More on tonight's game in Notebook

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