LAIE, Hawaii (Oct. 30, 2013) - Halloween night will give way to the first exhibition contest before the 2013-14 regular season for the BYU-Hawaii men's basketball team as it visits the University of Hawaii at Manoa at 7 p.m. in the Stan Sheriff Center.
The Seasiders will visit Hawaii to match up against a tough Rainbow Warrior squad returning several key players after a 17-15 finish last season.
BYU-Hawaii returns sharpshooters Pablo Coro and BJ Ford. Coro averaged 11.8 ppg and sank 48.0 percent from behind the arc, good for No. 2 nationally. Ford (7.9 ppg) is also a 3-point threat, knocking down 40.5 percent of his attempts. Point guard Robbie Mitchell also returns to add a defensive spark after picking up 1.5 steals per game last year.
Big man DeAndre Medlock is back after a 2012-13 season where he averaged 13.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. Forward Bracken Funk, a force on the boards is back for his senior season. Funk put in 9.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg last season.
Lange, a 6-2 guard from Tehachapi, California led his high school region with 25.3 points per game.
Tuliau, a 6-5 forward from Long Beach City College averaged 21.2 ppg and 9.0 rpg for the Vikings.
Ngatai is a 6-7 forward out of New Zealand providing some terrific athleticism and averaged 17 points and nine boards before joining the Seasiders.
Fans will receive free admission to the game by donating a non-perishable food item for the Hawaii Foodbank. In addition, all children who attend the Halloween-night contest in costume will receive free candy at Gate A.