NEWS
09/19/2011 05:57 EDT | Updated 11/19/2011 05:12 EST

Gonzaga University to play basketball game against Hawaii in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - The Gonzaga University Bulldogs, which feature three Canadians on the NCAA basketball team's roster, will play the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors in a non-conference game Nov. 19 at Vancouver's Rogers Arena.

It will be the first time the Bulldogs have played in Vancouver since November 1966, the university said in a release Monday. Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, Wash.

The Bulldogs' lineup includes senior centre Robert Sacre of North Vancouver, B.C., junior forward Kelly Olynyk of Kamloops, B.C., and freshman guard Kevin Pangos of Newmarket, Ont.

"It will be exciting to get Rob back home to play," Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said in the release. "He's one of the all-time great Zags."

The Bulldogs shared the West Coast Conference title with Saint Mary's in 2011. It was the 11th straight season Gonzaga has won a share of the WCC regular season title.

The Rainbow Warriors have three starters returning from a team that won 19 games and advanced to the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament last season.

The two teams last faced each other in the second round of the 1998 National Invitation Tournament. Hawaii won 78-70.