Over the past 11 months the BYU basketball team has done a decent amount of traveling, playing games in places like Hawaii, California, New Mexico, Tennessee, Nevada, Mississippi and Texas.
But the Cougars have nothing but frequent flyer miles to show for their efforts. BYU has lost 10 consecutive games outside the friendly confines of the Marriott Center, where, coincidently, they haven't lost in their past 23 tries.Tonight in Hawaii, where the 10-game road losing streak began on a last-second heart-breaking shot last February, the Cougars will try to end the road futility.
Tip off is set for 10 p.m. It will be broadcast nationally on ESPN and locally on KSL-Radio (1160 AM).
Despite being travel-weary after losing to San Diego State Saturday night and then taking a flight Sunday morning to the 50th state, BYU (9-5 overall, 2-2 WAC) should have a good chance to beat the struggling Rainbows (4-8, 1-4). Hawaii was, after all, beaten at home Saturday night by 36 points against Utah.
Hawaii will have the services of second-leading scorer Justice Sueing, who sat out the Utah game due to a school-imposed suspension. Tess Whitlock, the 'Bows' leading scorer a year ago, will miss the game, however, as the final game of his NCAA-imposed suspension.
The Rainbows are led by senior guard Anthony Harris, the leading scorer in the WAC, who averages 24 points per game.