2020 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Field Revealed


The field for the 2020 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will feature Arizona State (Pac-12), tournament host school Hawai’i (Big West), Oklahoma (Big 12), Saint Mary’s (WCC), San Diego State (Mountain West), Seattle University (WAC), Temple (AAC) and Western Michigan(MAC). The 12thannual event will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, on December 22, 23 and 25.


Five teams in the 2020 field were a part of the postseason last season – Arizona State (NCAA), Oklahoma (NCAA), Saint Mary’s (NCAA), Seattle University (CIT) and Temple (NCAA). The field also includes two former Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic champions in the Sooners (2015) and San Diego State (2016).











The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team men’s college basketball tournament, will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in the championship game on the final day of the tournament.


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) and TCU (2018).


Additional information for the family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic web site at hawaiianairlinesdiamondheadclassic.com.


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Now in its 90th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti.


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