The University of Hawaii announced Wednesday that the school's men's basketball team will play Chaminade in a regular-season game on Dec. 15 on Molokai.
The game will tip off at 7:30 p.m. at "The Barn" in Hoolehua, the home gym for Molokai High School - alma mater of Rainbow Warriors assistant coach Brandyn Akana.
"We play for and represent all of Hawaii," UH head coach Gib Arnold said in a release. "We're grateful for the support of our Neighbor Island fans and want them to know how much we appreciate them. We're thrilled to play on Molokai and thank Chaminade and the people of Molokai for making this possible."
The Rainbow Warriors played on Maui last year and in 2010, winning both games - against North Carolina A&T last December at War Memorial Gym in Wailuku, and against Chicago State two years ago at the Lahaina Civic Center.
Hawaii opens its 2011-12 regular season with a Rainbow Classic game against Maryland-Eastern Shore on Nov. 9 at the Stan Sheriff Center. The tournament field also includes Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Houston Baptist.
Chaminade, which opens on the road against St. Martin's (Ore.) on Nov. 9, will host the EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center, Nov. 19-21. Chaminade faces Texas in the first round.
The Rainbow Warriors are 3-1 against the Silverswords, including a win in the 2003 Maui Invitational and in the teams' last meeting, in 2009 at the Stan Sheriff Center.