Warriors set to tip-off conference play

Warriors set to tip-off conference play

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Warrior basketball team is back in action Wednesday night as they tip-off their Big West Conference schedule at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Hawaii (9-5) will play host to Cal State Fullerton (4-10), who clinched a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season after an impressive BWC run.

“Conference slate and the challenges of that. And you know, the great opportunity you have. All of us, right now. Everybody is 0-0 again,” said head coach Eran Ganot. “This is a Fullerton team went to the tournament last year, did really well in league, returns four-five starters … has played in here (Stan Sheriff Center) quite a bit. We have a lot of familiarity with each other.”

While the Titans present a stiff test for the Warriors, they have proven their grit through a tough non-conference schedule that featured three teams from the Pac-12. For senior guard Brocke Stepteau, he’s confident in his team’s ability to go up against any side as long as they stick to their gameplan.

“We want to win a championship,” he said. “They won the tournament, they went to the NCAA tournament so it's a good task, a good challenge for us on our first day of conference (play) to see how we stand and it's going to be a good game.”

The Warriors will take on Cal State Fullerton Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. H.T.

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