UH-Hilo men’s basketball to officially kick off 2022-23 season
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo men’s basketball squad will officially kick off its 2022-23 season this weekend.
The Vulcans open the season at 6:30 p.m. tonight against Southwestern Assemblies of God University-American Indian College at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium in Hilo. They will then take on the University of Alaska Anchorage at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at the civic center.
UH-Hilo will play just four games in November before briefly beginning Pacific West Conference play in December with a trip to O‘ahu against Hawai’i Pacific University and Chaminade University.
The Vulcans will also host and participate in the Big Island Holiday Classic later this month and in December.
UH-Hilo got a taste of action last week with an exhibition against UH-Mānoa, falling 87-71. Carlos Ramsey Jr. led the team in scoring with 21 points and was named a KTA Super Stores Superstar of the Week.
Last month, Aniwaniwa Tait-Jones was voted to the All-PacWest Preseason Team as the Vulcans were slotted to finish No. 8 in the coaches conference poll. Tait-Jones finished as 2020-21 PacWest Newcomer of the Year and 2021-22 PacWest Freshman of the Year, with All-PacWest Team honors in 2020-21 and 2021-22.
The Vulcans finished last season with a 10-9 conference record for a No. 6 placement before falling to eventual PacWest Championships runner-up Azusa Pacific University in the quarterfinal round.
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