Eight Teams ready for Hawaii’s Holiday College Basketball Tournament
The bracket for the 2015 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic – to be played Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Dec. 22, 23, & 25 in Honolulu – has been set. The eight competing teams include Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma, Washington State and host Hawai‘i.
The multi-day, destination event will feature 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracketed-tournament format. Three of the 12 matchups, including the championship game, will be showcased on ESPN2. A minimum of seven games will be carried on ESPNU with two additional games to be shown on ESPNU or ESPN3.
Entering its seventh year, the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will again be played at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, where it has become a holiday tradition on the island of O’ahu.
The tournament tips off Tuesday, with Auburn (Southeastern Conference) pitted against New Mexico (Mountain West) at 9:30 a.m. HT on ESPNU, immediately followed by BYU (West Coast) versus Harvard (Ivy League) at 11:30 a.m. on ESPNU. Tuesday’s evening session will feature Oklahoma (Big 12) versus Washington State (Pac-12) at 6 p.m. on ESPNU and wrap with a battle between Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley) and tournament host Hawai’i (Big West) at 8 p.m. Tuesday on ESPNU.
Four of the participating teams appeared in the 2014-15 postseason, including BYU, Harvard, Northern Iowa, and Oklahoma.
|Tue, Dec 22||9:30 a.m.||Auburn vs. New Mexico||ESPNU|
|11:30 a.m.||BYU vs. Harvard||ESPNU|
|6:00 p.m.||Oklahoma vs. Washington State||ESPNU|
|8:00 p.m.||Northern Iowa vs. Hawaii||ESPNU|
|Wed, Dec 23||9:30 a.m.||Consolation #1||ESPNU|
|11:30 a.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPNU|
|4:00 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|6:30 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPNU|
|Fri, Dec 25||8:00 or 10:30 a.m.||7th-place Game||ESPNU or ESPN3|
|8:00 or 10:30 a.m.||5th-place Game||ESPNU or ESPN3|
|1:30 p.m.||3rd-place Game||ESPN2|
|3:30 p.m.||Championship Game||ESPN2|
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Schedule subject to change)