H A W A I I _ S P O R T S


Monday, December 20, 1999

Rainbow Playbook

vs. Florida Atlantic

Bullet Coaches: Hawaii (WAC), Riley Wallace, 13th year (202-201 career). Florida Atlantic (Trans America), Sidney Green, 1st year (50-65 career).

Bullet Season record: Hawaii 5-2; Florida Atlantic 1-5.

Bullet Top players: Hawaii, 6-8 Sr. C. Marquette Alexander (14.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 bpg), 6-6 So. Gd. Predrag Savovic (7.0 3.3 rpg), 6-1 Sr. Gd. Johnny White (8.9 ppg, 1.7 apg), 6-9 Jr. Fd. Troy Ostler (8.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg), 6-5 Jr. Fd. Nerijus Puida (7.4 ppg, 5.5 apg, 72 percent shooter from the floor), 6-4. Sr. Gd. Geremy Robinson (8.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg). Florida Atlantic, 6-4 Sr. Gd. Ryan Hercek (16.3 ppg, 4.3 apg), 6-6 Jr. Fd. Darius Skeete (14.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg), 6-4, Jr. Gd. Tony Lee (14.2 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 2.0 apg), 6-7 Fr. Fd. Marques Williams (11.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg).

Bullet Interesting facts: 6-7 junior forward Bernard McIntosh rejoins the Rainbows but he won't play. McIntosh quit the team last week but returned to practice yesterday...The Rainbows are one win shy of last season's win total....The team is having big trouble at the foul line, shooting only 59 percent. Fortunately for Hawaii, opponents have shot only 58 percent...Nerijus Puida is leading the WAC in field goal percentage at 72 percent...The Owls have lost three in a row. Their last loss was on Thursday to Fresno State (98-80).

Bullet Ticket prices: $14 lower, $10 upper, $7 student, $10 wheelchair adult, $7 wheelchair student.

Bullet Tipoff: Today, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center.

Bullet On the air: KFVE Channel 5 and KCCN (1420 AM).

Western Illinois
vs. Creighton

Bullet Coaches: Western Ill. (Mid-Continent), Jim Kerwin, 7th year (107-98 career). Creighton (Missouri Valley), Dana Altman, 5th year (166-135 career).

Bullet Season record: Western Ill. 4-6; Creighton 7-0.

Bullet Top players: Western Ill., 6-9 Sr. F/C Juan Martinez (16.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg), 6-0 Jr. Gd. Bill Heisler (11.3 ppg, 2.0 spg ), 6-10 Sr. C. Fernando Coloneze (9.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 50 percent from the floor), 6-0 fr. Gd. Matt Robins (6.1 ppg, 2.9 apg), 5-10 Jr. Gd Corey Fox (2.6 apg); Creighton, 6-2 Jr. Gd. Ben Walker (13.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.4 apg), 6-0 Jr. Gd. Ryan Sears (12.6 ppg, 5.1 apg, 4.3 rpg, 2.6 spg), 6-3 Fr. Gd. Terrell Taylor (10.6 ppg, 60 percent from the field, 61 percent from 3-point range).

Bullet Interesting facts: Four of W. Illinois's losses were to quality teams: Purdue, Indiana State, Illinois and Bradley...Creighton, which beat the Iowa team which handed UConn its only loss, received 24 votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll this week. The Bluejays are off to their best start since the 1980-81 season...Hawaii is 2-0 in the series against Western. Ill. and 2-4 against Creighton.

Bullet Ticket prices: $14 lower, $10 upper, $7 student, $10 wheelchair adult, $7 wheelchair student.

Bullet Tipoff: Today, 5 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center.

Bullet On the air: No TV or radio.

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