UH Basketball Gears Up For Maui Tip-Off Friday

December 14, 2010, 2:43 PM HST · Updated December 15, 7:28 AM
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For the first time in seven years, the University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball team (6-2) will return to Maui.  The game against Chicago State (2-9),  is also the first neighbor island contest for the Rainbow Warriors in as many years. 

UH Men's Basketball Coach Gib Arnold (left) and UH Athletic Director Jim Donovan (rt) announce a UH game on Maui to be played Friday, December 17 2010 at the Lahaina Civic Center. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center on Friday, December 17, 2010.

The Rainbow Warriors last appeared on Maui in the 2003 EA Sports Maui Invitational, also at the Lahaina Civic Center.

An autograph session featuring UH players and coaches will take place following Friday’s game.

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The ’Bows are coming off a 72-50 win over Hawai‘i Pacific to improve to a perfect 6-0 at home this year.

This will be the third straight year that UH and Chicago State will meet in a December non-conference matchup. The ’Bows won the previous two meetings at the Stan Sheriff Center. Benjy Taylor, who served as the Chicago State head coach during those two meetings, is now an assistant at UH.

Following the Maui match-up, UH will return to O‘ahu to host the second annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, Dec. 22, 23 and 25.

Ticket Info: $12 (adults) and $6 (senior citizens and students ages 4-high school). All seats are general admission. Tickets are currently available online at the University of Hawaii Athletics website at www.hawaiiathletics.com, or by phone at (808) 944-2697; and at all UH ticket outlets. Tickets are also available at: Pacific Radio Group; 311 Ano Street; Kahului, HI 96732; contact phone: (808) 877-5566 – Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. (Cash Payment Only). All unsold tickets will be available at the door on game day one hour prior to game time.

*** If you enjoyed this post, you may also like our story on the possible return of Amis for the UH game on Maui.

(Below is video from the press conference announcing Maui’s UH v Chicago State game)

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