Diamond Head Classic
|Diamond Head Classic|
|Number of teams||8|
|Current stadium||Stan Sheriff Center|
|Current location||Honolulu, Hawaii|
|Current champion||San Diego State Aztecs|
|Most championships||No team has more than 1|
|TV partner(s)||ESPNU, ESPN2|
|Hawaiian Airlines (2009–present)|
The Diamond Head Classic is a three-day invitational college basketball tournament held at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on the campus of the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Each team plays three games, winners facing winners and losers facing losers. The Big West Conference serves as the host. The tournament is ESPN owned and operated.
The inaugural tournament was won by USC. It was played December 22–25, 2009, with December 24 being an off day.
Yearly champions, runners-up, and MVPs
|2009||Southern California||67–56||UNLV||Mike Gerrity, Southern California|
|2010||Butler||84–68||Washington State||Matt Howard, Butler|
|2011||Kansas State||77–60||Long Beach State||Rodney McGruder, Kansas State|
|2012||Arizona||68–67||San Diego State||Solomon Hill, Arizona|
|2013||Iowa State||70–66||Boise State||DeAndre Kane, Iowa State|
|2014||George Washington||60–54||Wichita State||Kevin Larsen, George Washington|
|2015||Oklahoma||83–71||Harvard||Buddy Hield, Oklahoma|
|2016||San Diego State||62–48||San Francisco||Zylan Cheatham, San Diego State|
Miami, USC, Davidson, Akron, Middle Tennessee, Utah St, New Mexico St, Hawaii
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