Men's Basketball

Seasiders face important PacWest matchup

Seasiders face important PacWest  matchup

LAIE, Hawaii – No. 17 BYU-Hawaii men's basketball will return on the court in their first home game after their undefeated road trip to northern California when it takes on No. 14 Azusa Pacific on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. HST.

No. 17 BYU-Hawaii (15-2, 9-2 PacWest)

  • Pablo Coro took over the top spot from Wayne Keys with his 203rd make from beyond the arc in the second half against Dominican. Keys record stood for 25 years. Coro ranks 21st nationally for 3-point field goals per game.
  • The Seasiders have scored over 80 points in six consecutive games. On the road, BYU-Hawaii averages 83.4 points per game and holds their opponents to 70.6 points.
  • The Seasiders shooting percentages are slightly lower, but they still shoot an impressive 48.1 percent from the field.
  • BYU-Hawaii is fifth nationally with 20.1 assists per game this season. Assists have played a key factor in their two losses this season. The Seasiders held double-digit leads in the second half of both games, but struggled moving the ball. BYU-Hawaii had only one of their eight assist in the second half against Hilo and seven of their 23 assists against Dixie State.
  • Jordan Stone recorded the first double-double of his career during the road trip against Dominican (15 points and 11 rebounds) and then set a new career-high with 16 rebounds against Academy of Art.
  • Justin Yamzon scored a career-high 17 points against Fresno Pacific.
  • All 11 Seasiders that played against the Urban Knights scored. Gabriel Andrade scored seven points in four minutes of play.

No. 14 Azusa Pacific (17-2,10-1 PacWest)

  • Azusa Pacific jumped to No. 14 in the NABC poll after defeating Dixie State 72-69 to avenge its only conference loss of the year.
  • The Cougars overcame a 12-point second half deficit to defeat the Red Storm for the first time in program history.
  • Troy Leaf scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the last seven minutes of the game and the team forced four turnovers on Dixie State's final six possessions of the game.
  • Leaf has hit 46 consecutive free-throws.
  • Azusa is tied on top of the PacWest standing with Cal Baptist.

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