Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
Vulcans will play seven non-conference games all at home.
HILO, Hawai’i – The Hawai’i Hilo women’s basketball team will once again enjoy two months of play without needing to leave the state as the 2022-23 schedule features seven non-conference contests all at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium.
Four of those games are also a part of the Big Island Holiday Classic, a 22-game slate featuring 23 schools spanning seven days throughout November and December. The Vulcans will be taking on Montana State University Billings, St. Edward’s University, University of Mary and Fairmont State University.
Rounding out the non-conference schedule will be a pair of games with Multnomah University (NAIA) and a contest with Division-I University of Nevada, Las Vegas, whom won the Mountain West Conference last season.
“Our team is looking forward to the 22-23 season. We are excited about the additional home games in the Big Island Classic and we know the PacWest schedule will be very difficult again this year,” 13th-year Hawai’i Hilo women’s basketball head coach David Kaneshiro said. “But our team is working hard and we look forward to the challenges of the upcoming season.”
UH Hilo opens Pacific West Conference action with back-to-back series against Hawai’i Pacific University and Chaminade University of Honolulu — first on O’ahu then back in Hilo to close out the calendar year.
The Vulcans will host six PacWest games at home in January 2023 against Point Loma Nazarene, Concordia Irvine, Dominican, Academy of Art, Azusa Pacific and Biola.
Hawai’i Hilo will fly to the continental U.S. for the first time in late January for a four-game itinerary with the Northern California teams — Holy Names, Fresno Pacific, Dominican and Academy of Art.
Finishing out the conference schedule, the Vulcans will have their final home games Feb. 8 and 11 before rounding out with a four-game slate in Southern California Feb 16-23.
2022-23 Opponents’ Final Record from 2021-22
|Montana State Billings||17-12 Overall||10-5 Great Northwest Athletic Conference||No. 5 GNAC||GNAC Championships Semifinal|
|Multnomah||6-23 Overall||6-16 Cascade Collegiate Conference||No. 10 CCC||Regular Season|
|St. Edward’s||12-16 Overall||5-12 Lone Star Conference||No. T-13 LSC||Regular Season|
|UMary||14-16 Overall||7-12 Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||No. 6 NSIC South||NSIC Tournament Quarterfinal|
|UNLV||26-7 Overall||15-3 Mountain West Conference||No. 1 MWC||MWC Champions|
NCAA Tournament First Round
|Fairmont State||15-13 Overall||13-9 Mountain East Conference||No. 6 MEC||MEC Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Hawai’i Pacific||9-18 Overall||6-14 Pacific West Conference||No. 9 PacWest||Regular Season|
|Chaminade||1-19 Overall||0-16 Pacific West Conference||No. 10 PacWest||Regular Season|
|Point Loma Nazarene||15-14 Overall||9-11 Pacific West Conference||No. 7 PacWest||PacWest Championships Semifinal|
|Concordia Irvine||17-10 Overall||14-6 Pacific West Conference||No. 4 PacWest||PacWest Championships Quarterfinal|
|Dominican||18-10 Overall||15-5 Pacific West Conference||No. 2 PacWest||PacWest Championships Quarterfinal|
|Academy of Art||18-11 Overall||13-5 Pacific West Conference||No. 3 PacWest||PacWest Championships Runner-Up|
|Azusa Pacific||25-4 Overall||17-2 Pacific West Conference||No. 1 PacWest||PacWest Champions|
NCAA West Region Semifinal
|Biola||18-11 Overall||13-7 Pacific West Conference||No. 5 PacWest||PacWest Championships Semifinal|
|Holy Names||0-26 Overall||0-18 Pacific West Conference||No. 11 PacWest||Regular Season|
|Fresno Pacific||9-15 Overall||6-12 Pacific West Conference||No. 8 PacWest||PacWest Championships Quarterfinal|