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UH-Hilo Men’s Basketball 2022-23 Season Opens With 17 Home State Games

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The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo men’s basketball team will open its 2022-23 season with a 17-game home state slate.

To tip-off the season, the Vulcans will take a trip to O‘ahu for an exhibition with NCAA Division I UH-Mānoa. The 2022-23 schedule also features six non-conference matchups as part of the Big Island Holiday Classic in November and December at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo.

Rounding out UH-Hilo’s non-conference schedule will be a pair of games with Southwestern Assemblies of God American Indian College and Alaska Anchorage.


UH-Hilo opens Pacific West Conference action with back-to-back series against Hawai‘i Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu, first on O‘ahu then back in Hilo to close out the calendar year. The Vulcans will then host six PacWest games at home in January 2023 against Point Loma Nazarene, Concordia Irvine, Dominican, Academy of Art, Azusa Pacific and Biola.

“This season we have a number of outstanding programs coming to Hilo from all over the country,” third-year men’s basketball head coach Kaniela Aiona said in a press release. “We have a challenging schedule that will push us to develop as a team in preparation for PacWest play.”

UH-Hilo will fly to the mainland for the first time in late January for a four-game itinerary with the Northern California teams of Holy Names, Fresno Pacific, Dominican and Academy of Art. Finishing out the conference schedule, the Vulcans will have their final home games Feb. 8 and 11 before a four-game slate from Feb. 16-23 in Southern California.


To see the full 2022-23 schedule, click here.

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