Men's Basketball

Seasiders open season in PacWest/GNAC crossover challenge

Seasiders open season in PacWest/GNAC crossover challenge

LAIE, Hawaii - BYU-Hawaii Men's basketball starts off its season in their first official game on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. HST against Central Washington University in the Cannon Activities Center. 

BYU-Hawaii (2013-2014 Record: 15-12, 13-7 PacWest) 

  • Last game: 11/15/14, exhibition 94-73 win vs. Saint Katherine College
  • The team features five transfers from Division 1 programs: Daniel Berger (Utah State), Jordan Stone (Utah State), Ian Harward (BYU), Pablo Coro (Weber St.), and Scott Friel (SUU).  
  • Players represent five different countries: Pablo Coro (Chile), Gabriel Andrade (Brazil), Luke Aston (New Zealand), Justin Yamzon (Philippines/ Japan), and Tyler Tuliau (Samoa).
  • Last year's team finished the regular season as the highest scoring team in the PacWest at 88.4 points per game. They were second in field goal percentage at 49.6 percent.
  • Luke Aston ranked first in the PacWest and fifth nationally shooting 48.1 percent from behind the arc in 2013-14.
  • Robbie Mitchell was first in PacWest and sixth nationally in assist-to-turnover  (3.5) last season. He was second in the PacWest and 44th nationally with 5.1 assist per game.
  • The Seasiders were selected by coaches to finish fourth in the PacWest Preseason poll behind Cal Baptist, Dixie State, and Chaminade.

Central Washington University (2-0)

  • Last game: 11/15/14, 70-68 win vs. Academy of Art
  • BYU-Hawaii holds a 9-7 edge in the all-time series. However, CWU is 7-7 under their current coach, Greg Sparling.
  • CWU is 1-4 all-time against BYU-Hawaii in the CAC 
  • Joseph Stroud was named to the all-Sodexo Tip-Off Classic team after he scored 24 points on 9 for 10 shooting. He also led CWU with 11 rebounds and seven blocked shots.
  • Stroud was also named Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) player of the week.

Learn more about the Seasiders in our season prospectus.


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