Thursday, January 25, 2001
Tipoff -- Tomorrow, 7 p.m., Stan Sheriff Center.
WAHINE BASKETBALL PLAYBOOK
vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane
Coaches -- Hawaii, Vince Goo, 14th season (273-120, .695); Tulsa, Kathy McConnell-Miller, 2nd season (18-27 .400).
Season -- Hawaii (3-2 conference,12-4 overall); Tulsa (1-4 conference, 4-12 overall).
Series -- Hawaii leads, 4-1. Last meeting -- The Wahine won at Tulsa, 54-45, Jan. 26, 2001.
Top players -- Hawaii, Forward Kylie Galloway (6-0, Sr., 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds per game); forward Crystal Lee (5-foot-11, Sr., 14.7 ppg, 4.8 rpg); center Dainora Puida (6-4 Sr., 10.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg), and center Christen Roper (6-5 Soph., 6.4 rpg, 3.1 blocks per game). ... Tulsa, Forward Leela Farr (5-11 Jr., 11.1 ppg, 5.9 rpg); center Becky Heidotten (6-3 Fr., 9.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg), and guard Athena Pirpich (5-4 Sr., 9.6 ppg, 3.5 assists, hits 34 percent of her 3-point shots).
Keys -- The Golden Hurricane applied defensive pressure that bothered the Wahine on their visit to Tulsa last week. Hawaii won, but the trend continued against San Jose State last Sunday and cost the Wahine. With six of their next 10 games on the road, the Wahine have to learn to stay composed and run their offense with discipline. They need this for the remainder of the season if they want to stay in the WAC's top echelon.
Also of note -- It's Report Card Night tomorrow. Any student bringing a report card with at least a 3.0 grade-point average is admitted free ... Kylie Galloway needs 17 points to move into sixth place on the all-time UH scoring list and 21 3-pointers to take over the number one spot on the all-time list. ... Tulsa trailed host Texas Christian, 34-32, at the half Tuesday night, but were outscored, 37-22, in the second half. Freshman Kim Chiconas came off the bench to lead the Golden Hurricane with 12 points. ... UH redshirt freshman forward Julia Washington is still recovering from a stress fracture in her left foot and is out indefinitely. ... The Wahine dropped eight places to 68th in both unofficial RPI ratings after the loss to San Jose State last week.
On the air -- None.
Tickets - Lower level, $8 adults, $6 Super Rooter UH students; Upper level, $6 adults, $5 senior citizens (65 and over), $4 students 4-18, UH students with valid ID. Available at Stan Sheriff Center, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or call 526-4400. Tickets available at Ticket Plus outlets, including Foodland (except School St. location) and Sack N Save stores. Parking: $3.
Al Chase, Star-Bulletin
Ka Leo O Hawaii