Hawaii men’s basketball: Rainbow Warriors to host San Francisco on Nov. 29

The last time San Francisco and Hawaii met at the Stan Sheriff Center was in the 2011 CIT second round. UH center Vander Joaquim dunked in front of USF's Marko Petrovic, but the Dons ultimately got the win. / Star-Advertiser file photo by FL Morris

The Hawaii men’s basketball 2019-20 nonconference schedule continues to be revealed piece by piece.

The latest reveal came Monday afternoon, when San Francisco announced its schedule on Twitter. The Dons of the West Coast Conference will travel to play UH in a stand-alone game at the Stan Sheriff Center on Nov. 29.

USF is the strongest known opponent on the schedule to this point, as far as reputation and recent prowess go, with a KenPom rating of 67 last season. The Dons were a very respectable 21-10 overall and 9-7 (fourth place) in the WCC. They have a new head coach in Todd Golden, their former associate head coach who was promoted when Kyle Smith took the head job at Washington State.

San Francisco was last here in 2016, although it did not encounter UH. The Dons played for the Diamond Head Classic championship, losing to San Diego State 62-48. The last time they played UH at the Stan Sheriff Center was in the CollegeInsider.com postseason Tournament on March 29, 2011. The Dons came back late to beat UH 77-74 and put a close to Gib Arnold’s first season in Manoa.

UH and USF have played each other on a semi-regular basis over the years, though the bulk of the meetings happened in the 1960s. The Dons lead the series 11-4 and have taken the last three meetings going back to 2008. The last meeting was a 15-point USF win in the Gulf Coast Showcase first round in November of 2014, 88-73.

The most notable chunk of the nonconference slate that is still shrouded is the three-game Rainbow Classic to open the season. Utah State was previously expected to headline that field, but it’s been said that the Aggies withdrew a while back, leaving UH with a hole it had to fill.

The previously known or reported nonconference foes are:
>> New Orleans, Nov. 25 (reported by TheD1Docket on Twitter)
>> UTEP, Dec. 22 (first-round Diamond Head Classic game that was recently switched from Ball State)
>> Maine, Dec. 29 (announced by Maine)

Here’s the most recent accounting of the Division I schools, by conference, that it’s known UH will NOT face, based upon their own schedule releases:

(UPDATE: This list more or less current as of Aug. 8.)

American Athletic
Central Florida
Connecticut
Houston (DHC possibility)
Temple
Tulane
Tulsa
Wichita State

America East
Binghamton
Hartford
Massachusetts-Lowell
New Hampshire
Stony Brook
Vermont

Atlantic 10
Dayton
George Mason
La Salle
Massachusetts
Rhode Island

Atlantic Coast
Boston College
Duke
Florida State
Louisville
Miami
North Carolina
Notre Dame
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest

Atlantic Sun
Liberty

Big 12
Iowa State
Kansas
Kansas State
Oklahoma State
TCU
Texas
Texas Tech
West Virginia

Big East
Butler
Georgetown
Marquette
Providence
Seton Hall
St. John’s
Xavier

Big Sky
Eastern Washington
Idaho State
Montana
Northern Arizona
Sacramento State

Big South
Hampton

Big Ten
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan State
Nebraska
Northwestern
Penn State
Purdue
Rutgers
Wisconsin


Colonial Athletic Association
College of Charleston
Delaware
Hofstra
James Madison
Towson
UNC-Wilmington

Conference USA
Charlotte
Old Dominion
Rice
UTEP
Western Kentucky

Horizon League
Green Bay
Oakland
Wright State

Ivy League
Brown
Columbia
Harvard
Yale

Metro Athletic Athletic
Canisius
Fairfield
Marist
Quinnipiac
Siena

Mid-American
Miami (Ohio)
Western Michigan

Mid-Eastern Athletic
Norfolk State

Missouri Valley
Bradley
Indiana State
Missouri State

Mountain West
Air Force
Colorado State
Nevada
San Jose State
UNLV

Northeast
Bryant
Central Connecticut State
Fairleigh Dickinson
LIU Brooklyn
Sacred Heart
St. Francis (PA)

Ohio Valley
Jacksonville State
Murray State

Pacific 12
Arizona
Arizona State
California
Stanford
UCLA
USC
Utah
Washington (DHC possibility)
Washington State

Patriot League
Boston University
Bucknell
Colgate

Southeastern
Auburn
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
LSU
Mississippi
Mississippi State
Missouri
Tennessee
Texas A&M

Southern
Chattanooga
VMI
Western Carolina
Wofford

Southland
Central Arkansas
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Southwestern Athletic
Alabama A&M
Texas Southern

Summit League
Oral Roberts

Sun Belt
Appalachian State
Arkansas State
Texas-Arlington
Texas State


West Coast
Pepperdine
Santa Clara

Western Athletic
Cal Baptist

COMMENTS

  1. roygbivs August 6, 2019 4:52 pm

    How hard can it be to schedule 14 non-conference games? Ok -3 games for DHC (ESPN helps out) so the number is 11… and there are 350 D1 teams out there #HawaiiMBB to play? Seems like nobody wants to play us @HawaiiMBB

    Only state w/o a D1 program is?


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