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Last day to Win Big

December 21st, 2012

we need more entries for the pick the winners contest for the Diamond Head Classic. Check yesterday's bolg for the rules. Winner gets a 20 dollar gift certificate to Big City Diner and a 20 dollar certificate to Kiss My Grits. We need at least 5 entries.

Tournament starts tomorrow. I am hosting Arizona and greeted the team yesterday at the airport. Coach and staff were very gracious and looking forward to the games. Arizona has a real chance to go far this year, maybe even to the Final Four, but this weekend, San Diego State and even Miami could wind up the Champion. By the way. Arizona head coach Sean Miller played on the Pittsburgh team that Hawaii beat in the 1990 Rainbow Classic, one of Hawaii's biggest wins.

The National guys believe Hawaii can give Miami a game in the first round and I agree. UH always seems to play at its best in this tournament.

On the National level, Duke reeled in the second biggest fish in the recruiting ocean when Jabari Parker announced he will become a Blue Devil. With the rest of the class already assembled by Coach K, fans will have Duke to kick around for years to come

Now my picks. I think Arizona will beat San Diego State for the Champoinship, and I think Miami will beat Miss for third. I like the Bows to come in 5th with two wins. If the Bows beat Miami, I dont give them much of a chance to knock off the Wildcats and they will have a tough time with the loser of the San Diego State/ Miss game, although i think they can beat Mississippi. In any event, the Tournament is a xmas treat for college basketball fans

Jeff Portnoy is a member of the UH Board of Regents. The views expressed here are his and do not reflect those of the board.

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3 Responses to “Last day to Win Big”

  1. rainbowbballer:

    Diamond head classic:
    Ole Miss beats Indiana State. San Diego state beats San Francisco.
    Arizona beats East Tennesse State. Miami beats Hawaii.

    San Diego State beats Ole Missi. Arizona beats Miami
    San Francisco beats Indiana State. Hawaii beats East Tennesse

    Arizona(Champion) beats San Diego State. Miami Beats Ole Missi.
    Hawaii beats San Francisco, Indiana State Beats East Tennesse

    1. Arizona 2. San Diego 3. Miami 4. Ole Missi 5. Hawai(2-1) 6. Indiana State
    San Francisco and East Tennesse. Tie for #7

    I heard your radio broadcast of the Chaminade game, Our senior captains seem to have LOST their cool, the two most critical position for the UH team.

    Last comment: I hope Dribe Enos is staying shape, who knows.

    Happy Holiday!!

  2. Chicken Grease:

    Hoo-hoo, looks like we got our "at least 5" for this contest!

  3. Chicken Grease:

    Arrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY FIRST GAME IN TROUBLE ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! F+3#, f)*@, f$+#, f#}%, f¤€¥, f]£/.

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