Hawaii avoids tsunami, pulls an upset

Things haven't gone swell this season for a Hawaii team that began yesterday with a 9-18 record and the understanding that its Senior Night would possibly be canceled due to a tsunami warning.

The game was eventually back on tap and the waves never came in full force, but the Warriors did, surprising a good Nevada team 74-63.

Senior Roderick Flemings had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and now, somewhat of a showdown is set for Thursday against Boise State, which has the same 3-11 conference record. A Warriors win would clinch a berth into the WAC tournament.

Either way, they'll likely never forget about the game against Nevada, which was holed up in its team hotel before the game. According to the Honolulu Advertiser:

The 'Bows planned to stay in a Waikiki hotel on Friday night because it was their last home game, but they were forced to evacuate in the middle of the night due to the tsunami warning.

"It was like, what else can happen to us," Flemings said. "But we've been through so much already this season, we found a way."

Nevada was adversely affected. The Wolf Pack had to cancel its pregame shootaround yesterday afternoon because it was sequestered in its Waikiki hotel for most of the day.