ESPN Events Reveals Bracket for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

ESPN Events Reveals Bracket for Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

ESPN Events has unveiled the matchups for the 2022 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic to be held December 22nd through the 25th. The tournament will feature eight teams with twelve games played over the four day stretch at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. This year marks the 13th edition of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

The participating teams are George Washington (Atlantic 10), Iona (MAAC), Pepperdine (West Coast), Seattle U (Western Athletic), SMU (American Athletic), Utah State (Mountain West), Washington State (Pac-12) and tournament host Hawai’i (Big West).

Four teams in the 2022 field were part of the postseason last season, including a Washington State squad that advanced to the NIT semifinals. The Cougars were the 2010 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic runner-up, while 2014 tournament champion George Washington also makes its return to Honolulu.

Date Time (HT) Matchup/Event Network
Thu, Dec. 22 10 a.m. Iona vs. SMU ESPNU
12 p.m. Seattle U vs. Utah State ESPNU
4 p.m. George Washington vs. Washington State ESPN2 or ESPNU
6 p.m. Pepperdine vs. Hawaii ESPN2 or ESPNU
Fri, Dec. 23 11:30 a.m. Consolation #1 ESPNU
2 p.m. Semifinal #1 ESPN2
5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Semifinal #2 ESPN2
5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Consolation #2 ESPN2
Sun, Dec. 25 8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Seventh Place Game ESPNU
8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Fifth Place Game ESPNU
1:30 p.m. Third Place Game ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Championship Game ESPN2

Previous tournament champions of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic include USC (2009, 2017), Butler (2010), Kansas State (2011), Arizona (2012), Iowa State (2013), George Washington (2014), Oklahoma (2015), San Diego State (2016), TCU (2018), Houston (2019) and Vanderbilt (2021).

Tickets are expected to go on sale in October. Additional information for the family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, can be found at

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ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a portfolio of 35 collegiate sporting events nationwide. The roster includes five early-season college football games, 17 college bowl games, 12 college basketball events and a college softball event, which accounts for approximately 400 hours of live programming, reaches nearly 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in more than 10 markets across the country, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans.

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