Back-to-back 30-point efforts landed Hawai‘i senior Roderick Bobbitt his second Big West Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award this season.
The 6-3 guard earned a spot on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic All-Tournament team as he helped the Rainbow Warriors match their best finish in the tournament with a third place showing.
Bobbitt opened the tourney with a relatively quiet scoring night of four points against Northern Iowa, but he dished out a game-high eight assists to go along with three rebounds and a steal in a 68-52 win.
Against No. 2/3 Oklahoma, Bobbitt poured in a career-high 32 points on 8-of-12 shooting, including 3-for-4 from three-point range and 13-for-16 at the free throw line. He added six assists, four rebounds and three steals as UH nearly upset the Sooners in an 84-81 loss.
Smith became just the third player in UH history to record back-to-back 30-point games as he erupted for 30 against Auburn in the third place game. He hit a career-high six three-pointers (in 7 attempts) as the ‘Bows the 79-67 victory over the SEC opponent.
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