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Late-night ESPN game set for November 14 against Florida Atlantic

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The University of Hawai’i basketball team’s November 14 home game against Florida Atlantic has been selected for national television broadcast as part of the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

The November 14 late-night game, which is also part of the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic, is scheduled to start at 11:15 p.m. (Hawai’i time) at the Stan Sheriff Center, and will be televised on ESPN2.

It is the ninth consecutive year that UH has been selected as a host for a late-night game in the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com

HONOLULU – For the ninth straight year, the University of Hawai’i men’s basketball team will participate in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. UH’s Outrigger Rainbow Classic match-up against Florida Atlantic on Nov. 14 will be broadcast live on ESPN2 at 11:15 p.m. HT.

“It’s always great to be involved in this first-class event,” head coach Eran Ganot said. “The late tip provides a unique atmosphere for our fans and players and has produced some of our school’s more memorable moments. Coming off a season in which we had a dozen national and regional TV appearances, this continues our emphasis on branding the program.”

UH will now play in a total of six nationally-televised games during this year’s non-conference schedule. The Rainbow Warriors will also appear on the ESPN family of networks three times during the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Dec. 22, 23 & 25) and twice on Fox Sports 1 during the Pearl Harbor Invitational (Dec. 6 & 7).

UH’s contest against Florida Atlantic will be the final game of the season-opening Outrigger Rainbow Classic. SIU Edwardsville and Texas State are the other teams in the round-robin tournament, which enters its 52nd year.

This will be the second meeting between the Rainbow Warriors and Florida Atlantic out of Conference USA. UH defeated the Owls, 87-60, at home during the 1999-2000 season.

ESPN’s ninth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon—consecutive live college basketball games to celebrate the start of the season—will feature 13 men’s and women’s college basketball games across ESPN and ESPN2. The schedule includes 11 men’s games and two top-15 women’s matchups.

The Rainbow Warriors have had the same late-night affair the last eight years and have gone 5-3 in those contests, including last year’s thrilling 76-75 victory over Nevada in the title game of the Outrigger Rainbow Classic.

5 Comments

  1. Can’t wait for the season to start!

  2. Relative to other BW teams UH sure gets a lot of national TV exposure. They have the Tip off Marathon, Pearl Harbor Invitational and Diamond Head Classic. Plus hopefully some of the BW games get picked up.

  3. Hey Guys,

    You’re in the right place; A Paradise in the Pacific, where you can made yourselves a name locally as well as nationally; Rewarding all the hard works you’ve done in preps!

  4. Rogue Harris (1983-84 UH basketball player) and Jeanne Wade’s (1984-87) daughter, 6-7 Ashley, is on Pepperdine’s volleyball team playing the Wahine this weekend. Also, Trent Dilfer’s daughter, Maddie and Hana Lishman of Punahou are on the team.

  5. Just saw the Warriorworld article on Valdes and Quincy getting pro deals in Europe. Lithuania and Luxembourg. Very nice !

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