UH Men’s Basketball returns home to host New Orleans, Head Coach Eran Ganot still "day to day"
After its first road trip of the season to Illinois, the University of Hawai'i men's basketball team returns to the Stan Sheriff Center to host New Orleans on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 5:00 p.m.
For the third straight week, the Rainbow Warriors are without head coach Eran Ganot. On Nov. 6th, Coach Ganot began a temporary medical leave of absence. Chris Gerlufsen is serving as acting head coach in Ganot's absence.
"All I can say is he's day to day and we're continuing to support him and show him the love and respect that he deserves through this tough time," said Gerlufsen in an interview Thursday. "But I don't have an update in terms of what his timetable is."
The 2019 Rainbow Warriors have an overall record of 3-2. They enter this weekend's meeting with the Privateers with the reigning Big West Men's Basketball Player of the Week in Eddie Stansberry. The 6'3" senior guard from San Francisco, Calif. averaged 27.0 points as UH picked up wins over Pacific and Portland State last week. It was the first career weekly honor for Stansberry and the first for a Rainbow Warrior this season.
"Tremendous accomplishment for him. We want to continue to build on that and I think you'll see numerous guys get that award as the year goes on," Gerlufsen added.
The UH men's basketball game on Sunday will be part of a doubleheader with the UH women's basketball team. The Rainbow Wahine face Texas Southern at 2:30 p.m.