LAIE, Hawaii – No. 17 BYU-Hawaii men's basketball will face its second ranked matchup in as many games when it takes on No. 16 Cal Baptist on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. HST in the Cannon Activities Center.
No. 16 Cal Baptist (15-3, 9-2 PacWest)
- Cal Baptist faces BYU-Hawaii after dropping a close 79-77 contest against Chaminade.
- The Lancers' Michael Smith had a shot to tie the game from the free-throw line with 1.2 seconds left, but his shot first fell short and the Silverswords denied a tip-in attempt off an intentional miss on the second.
- Despite the loss, Cal Baptist has an overall record of 15-3 and a conference record of 9-2 leaving them at the third place half a game behind BYU-Hawaii and Azusa Pacific in the PacWest conference standings.
- Shooting 56.1 percent thus far, Taj Spencer ranks first in the conference in Field Goal Percentage.
- In the last game, Ryan Berg scored 24 points and added three assists.
- As a team, they recorded more three-pointers than Chaminade while also committing less turnovers.
No. 17 BYU-Hawaii (16-2, 10-2 PacWest)
- The Seasiders bring a six-game win streak into their game with Cal Baptist including Thursday night's win over No. 14 Azusa Pacific.
- The win against Azusa Pacific propelled the Seasiders to a tie on top of the PacWest conference standings with a 16-2 overall record and a 10-2 conference record
- Robbie Mitchell ranks 16th in the nation in Assist Turnover ratio and first in the conference, while Pablo Coro ranks 19th in Three-Point Field Goals per Game
- Pablo Coro led the team with 23 points, sinking 5 of 8 shots (62.5 percent) from behind the arc and grabbing three rebounds
- As a team, the Seasiders shot 57.1 percent from the field and held Azusa Pacific to 41.8 percent.
- BYU-Hawaii also recorded more rebounds and assists than Azusa Pacific to keep a perfect 15-0 record in such games.