‘Hawaii 5-0 Bench Crew’ and ‘Bows open road schedule at Texas Tech

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The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team will take to the road this week for the first time, traveling to Lubbock, Tex. and a matchup with Texas Tech (3-1) on Sunday, Nov. 28 at United Supermarkets Arena. Tip off is set for 3:00 p.m. CT (11:00 HT) and will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

The game will be the second time in three seasons the ‘Bows will visit the central time zone, the last a 92-80 loss at Missouri. The previous meeting with a Big 12 school was in 2008, a nail-biting win against Iowa State at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The ‘Bows (4-0) come in with plenty of momentum, off to their best start since the 2010-11 season. With three dominating wins and an epic victory over Nevada to win the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic, the Rainbow Warriors are poised to notch their first non-conference mainland road win since 2013.

The Rainbow Warrior reserves have made quite the name for themselves thus far with their unique celebrations and outpouring of emotions during the games. The crew which consists of Niko Filipovich , Jack Purchase, Dyrbe Enos, Jakob Cornelissen, and Zach Buscher even have their own twitter account @Hawaiii5O_

UH enters the week as statistically the top offensive threat in the Big West Conference, averaging 84.0 points per game and shooting 50.2% from the field. Defense has also remained a forte for the ‘Bows who rank No. 1 in steals per game (8.75).

Swingman Sai Tummala continues to be the top deep threat for the ‘Bows ranking in a tie for seventh nationally and first in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (66.7). Roderick Bobbitt is averaging a league best 7.75 assists per game to go along with a pair of double doubles.

Game 5

Who: Hawai’i (4-0) at Texas Tech (3-1)

Date: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015

Time: 3:00 p.m. CT (11:00 a.m. HT)

Where: United Supermarkets Arena (Lubbock, Tex.)

Television: FOX Sports Prime Ticket Ch. 1228 (HD), Ch. 228 (SD). The game can also be seen on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.

Streaming Video: Live video streaming is available at www.foxsports.com/foxsportsgo

Radio: Live on ESPN 1420 AM. Neighbor islands can listen live on KNUI on Maui, KHLO in Hilo, KKON in Kona, KTOH on Kaua’i, and KNWJ in Pago Pago, American Samoa.

Audio Webcast: Live audio streaming on www.espn1420am.com

Live Stats: Available at www.hawaiiathletics.com

Series Information: First meeting

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