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Basketball visits UH in exhibition game Thursday

Basketball visits UH in exhibition game Thursday

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.

Newcomers Cory Lange, Tyler Tuliau and Jordan Ngatai are some expected to contribute right away, among others.

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.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center and fans can follow LIVE STATS and listen to LIVE AUDIO.

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.

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