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Bucknell Joins The 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Field

Bucknell will replace Saint Mary’s, who is exiting due to a scheduling conflict, in the 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. Now in their 123rd season, this will mark Bucknell’s first appearance in Hawai’i.

Since mid-December, the Bison have won 18 of 20 games. Now 22-9 overall and 16-2 in the Patriot League. Bucknell has clinched the 2017-18 regular season Patriot League Championship. Not only is this their fourth straight regular-season title but is Bucknell’s seventh in the last eight years.

In the past thirteen years, the Bison have played in the post season eight times, with three NIT Tournament appearances and five NCAA Tournament trips, with the most recent NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017.

The 10th annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic now features Bucknell (Patriot League), Charlotte (Conference USA), Colorado (Pac-12), Indiana State (Missouri Valley), Rhode Island (A-10), TCU (Big 12), UNLV (Mountain West) and tournament host school Hawai’i (Big West).
Additional information can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic’s official web site at www.HawaiianAirlinesDiamondHeadClassic.com.

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is one of 11 owned-and-operated basketball events by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN.


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