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2013-14 schedule is revealed

The complete schedule for the 2013-14 University of Hawai’i basketball season has been announced, and it includes 19 home game and 10 opponents that qualified for the postseason last season.

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Here is the official release from the UH Media Relations office:

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai’i released its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule which features 19 home games at the Stan Sheriff Center and is also highlighted by 10 opponents that made the postseason last year, including no less than four non-conference foes that qualified for the NCAA Tournament.

Fans will get their first glimpse of the Rainbow Warriors—a mix of six letterwinners, four returning redshirts and seven newcomers—when they hold a Green & White scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Admission is free.

The Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic officially opens UH’s 2013-14 season. The ‘Bows will tip the season off Nov. 8 against Tennessee State (18-15) in a round-robin tournament which also includes Western Michigan and New Mexico State. All three opponents qualified for the postseason last year with Western Michigan (22-13, MAC West Division) and New Mexico State (24-11, WAC) claiming their respective conferences.

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As previously announced, UH’s match-up versus New Mexico State on Nov. 12 at midnight will be part of ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-off Marathon. It will be the sixth straight year that the ‘Bows participate in the nationally televised event.

Following the Classic, UH heads to the road to play national power Missouri in a game played at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. It will mark the first time that UH plays a non-conference game east of the Rockies since a contest at Illinois in 2008.

UH will then return home to host a trio of games versus UH Hilo (Nov. 21), New Orleans (Nov. 27) and NCAA qualifier and Big SKy champion Montana (Nov. 29), before heading out on the road again for a game at Northern Arizona (Dec. 5). Both the Montana and Northern Arizona match-ups are return contests as part of the ESPN BracketBusters event.

UH’s annual pilgrimage to the neighbor islands will take place on Dec. 14 when the ‘Bows travel to the Garden Isle for a contest versus Chaminade at Kaua’i High School in Lihu’e. UH played Chaminade on Moloka’i last season and also made trips to Maui (2010, ’11) and the Big Island (2011) in recent years.

“We are thrilled again to be travelling to the neighbor island to play in front of our neighbor island fans,” head coach Gib Arnold said. “Kaua’i is the last of the islands that has a regulation NCAA wooden floor. If Larry Ellison builds one on Lana’i, we’d love to go there also.”

Christmas week brings the fifth annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22-23, 25). Six of the eight teams in the field made the postseason last year, highlighted by NCAA Tournament squads Akron, Iowa State, Saint Mary’s and Boise State—UH’s first-round opponent. Rounding out the field are George Mason, Oregon State and South Carolina.

UH will complete its non-conference schedule with home games versus NIT qualifier Norfolk State (Dec. 30) and Division I newcomer Omaha (Jan. 3).

Arnold on the non-conference schedule: “Our team will be tested early with three very good squads in the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic. We have two very tough trips to Northern Arizona and national power Missouri and those should really prepare us for the rigors of Big West play. Of course the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will again be one of the premier tournaments in the country and we weren’t given any favors by being put in a bracket with Boise State, Saint Mary’s and South Carolina. Overall, this is a very challenging preseason schedule and one of the toughest in terms of teams in our league.”

UH begins its second season in the Big West Conference with a 16-game league slate following the departure of Pacific, which joins the West Coast Conference. The ‘Bows open up at Cal Poly on Jan. 9 and will play four of its first five league games on the road. Its lone home game during the stretch will be versus UC Riverside on Jan. 18. Hawai’i closes the Big West regular season at home versus Cal State Fullerton on March 8. The 2013 Big West Tournament be held March 13-15 in Anaheim, Calif.

“I was very impressed last year with the teams in the Big West,” Arnold said. “I thought the guard play and athleticism were outstanding. All the coaches are in agreement that Big West will be an even better conference this year and every game should be competitive and exciting.”

9 Comments

  1. Hello Gib,

    You and the 2013 NCAA D1 champion have something in common? What is that? You both start the season at 0-0. Clean Slate!

    That schedule looks pretty balanced, However, since this is your second year in BWC play, you have scout on precious year;s games and athletes, plus the additional firepower BWC teams brought in, Now is the time to start thinking how to win the BWC tournament, and the BWC regular season title.

    Torunamet BWC title= NCAA invite
    Regular Season Champion= NIT invite

    So, in a nutshell, you have great returnees, and athleticsim, and shooting, now X and O it Gib, we fans are backing you up.!!

    SIDE NOTE: Dayton, Where, oh Where is Jamie Smith, did he get his Visa to work in Hawaii USA for MBB program?

    Uhfanzonly1.

  2. Hello Gib,

    You and the 2013 NCAA D1 champion have something in common? What is that? You both start the season at 0-0. Clean Slate!

    That schedule looks pretty balanced, However, since this is your second year in BWC play, you have scout on previous year;s games and athletes, plus the additional firepower BWC teams brought in, Now is the time to start thinking how to win the BWC tournament, and the BWC regular season title.

    Tournament BWC title= NCAA invite
    Regular Season Champion= NIT invite

    So, in a nutshell, you have great returnees, and athleticsim, and shooting, now X and O it Gib, we fans are backing you up.!!

    SIDE NOTE: Dayton, Where, oh Where is Jamie Smith, did he get his Visa to work in Hawaii USA for MBB program?

    Uhfanzonly1. PS, sorry fans for my typs, however in social media, tweets, blogs, instgrams, texts, I even see it in national new and SA blogs, racehorse society. Not like the territorial days. Nice if Hawaii came back that peaful, laid back time.
    Except when UH MBB season the Go Rainbows!!

  3. DT — Please Delete Above

    i believe Gib, Jay & Co. Need a Master Plan from ʻDay Oneʻ, Reviewed at least Quarterly for Budget, Facilities (including more Practice & Weightlifting Capacity, increased SSC Capacity, Equipment, Travel, Opponents, Types of Recruits, etc….Adjusted Regularly ʻLike When the ʻsmallʻ Big West Teams stomped Us…ʻ

  4. Read from local media blog, man oh man Eagle and UH MBB fans, confirmed, UH MBB season starts much earlier this year!! Believe it: Tuesday, September 27 2013!!

    On Oct 19 2013 , a Saturday,Will have Full 40 minute scrimmage, officials, 2 halves etc. Maybe dunk contest at half, festivities.
    A green vs white. With roster size, could have 9 vs 8 with Benjy coaching one, Akana coaching another, please, not celebrity type!

    Good thing, return to OLD SCHOOL scrimmage for us old timers, remember the Green vs White scrimmage, really could see the UH guys put on a show, usually the score was like 122-121, etc.
    Guys had 30 pts 25 rebounds 9 blocked shots, 37 pts 18 assist 12 steals, etc. a real offensive show, better that the summer league.

    Get ready fans, in about ONE MONTH, NOT TWO, UH MBB team ready to start practices and Annual Scrimmage on Oct 12

    Go Rainbow Warriors!!
    D:

  5. Correction to above post, man, get finger, brain lock!

    Get ready fans, in about ONE MONTH, NOT TWO, UH MBB team ready to start practices and Annual Scrimmage on Oct 19th 2013

    I think Davis on plane, on way back in USA now.

    He remember fans, has graduated already, he has his UH degree in hand. He is a graduate student, so for this fall and spring semester, he can take whatever classes he wants I guess.

    Davis, can’t wait to see ya.

    Also Dayton , any word of Jamie Smith?

    OPEN GYM? Mahalo!!

  6. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: (Tentative “Only”)

    ADD 3/20, 3/21/2014 Thurs/Friday: NCAA TOURNEY

    ADD ALT: 3/18, 3/19 NIT TOURNEY

    Just Saying, IF You Believe, then shouldn’t
    WE Start Planning for SUCCESS…
    ?

  7. Just Plussing Coach GIB…

    Larry Ellison seems to like Good Publicity….
    Supporting Hawai’i’s BEST Basketball Team would be Great Publicity….

    and WI.com while he’s at it…

  8. Jamie Smith’s situation is the same. He wants to come back to Hawai’i, and the coaching staff wants him back … but there are still some hurdles to clear. Specifically, he needs to secure a work visa and apparently that is not an easy process.

  9. Dayton,

    Mahalo plenty for update on Jamie Smith. Great guy, and promoter of UH MBB. He is so humble, and gave CREDIT to none other than coach Gib Arnold for coming up with ideas, and promotions for the students. Gib really wants to make UH MBB experience, not the Mr Arnold experience, rather the UH Student experience, a real college, and safe and happy atmosphere at the Stan Sheriff Center. I give Gib a lot of credit! Good job coach.

    P.S. Must be the times we live in, and more measures put into place with foreign workers, students coming in and out of USA. Glad that Isaac, Christian, Michael Harper, Negus, Stefan, Niko, and hopefully Jamie Smith, will have their Visas in order for this year.

    Jamie, a shout out to you mate! UH MBB , just might have a very special year, Hope that on average, although, I am too old ,and home bound to go, but I feel that UH spirit from home(!), at least 6000 minimum come to games, with 900-1000 students in attendance. When UH gets on a roll, winning a bunch, a maybe approaching top 35 ranking AP poll, UH might get some 9000+ in house!

    Yes Eagle, this could, be, if the Old and New, work together, as Christian Standhardinger says, stay together, no problems, UH could go for the ultimate dance, or a very long standing Big Apple dance!

    Uhfanzonly1.

    Thank you Dayton, you are very kind to address our questions, if and when you can,we appreciate it, all of (Rainbow)Warrior Insider nation!!

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