Diamond Head Classic

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Diamond Head Classic
Sport College basketball
Number of teams 8
Current stadium Stan Sheriff Center
Current location Honolulu, Hawaii
Played 2009–present
Current champion San Diego State Aztecs
Most championships No team has more than 1
TV partner(s) ESPNU, ESPN2
Official website diamondheadclassic.com
Sponsors
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.[1]

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[edit]

Year Winner Score Opponent Tournament MVP
2009 Southern California 67–56[2] UNLV Mike Gerrity, Southern California
2010 Butler 84–68[3] Washington State Matt Howard, Butler
2011 Kansas State 77–60[4] Long Beach State Rodney McGruder, Kansas State
2012 Arizona 68–67[5] San Diego State Solomon Hill, Arizona
2013 Iowa State 70–66[6] Boise State DeAndre Kane, Iowa State
2014 George Washington 60–54[7] Wichita State Kevin Larsen, George Washington
2015 Oklahoma 83–71[8] Harvard Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
2016 San Diego State 62–48[9] San Francisco Zylan Cheatham, San Diego State

Future Fields[edit]

2017[edit]

Miami, USC, Davidson, Akron, Middle Tennessee, Utah St, New Mexico St, Hawaii

2018[edit]

UNLV[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Diamond Head Classic". espnevents.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009–2010 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "2010–2011 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2011–2012 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2012–2013 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2013–2014 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "George Washington upsets Wichita St. to win Diamond Head Classic". Retrieved Dec 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2015–16 Diamond Head Classic". RealGM Basketball. Retrieved December 26, 2015. 
  9. ^ "San Diego State vs. San Francisco - Game Summary - December 25, 2016 - ESPN". ESPN.com. 
  10. ^ "Nonconference basketball schedule appears tailored for inexperienced Rebels". reviewjournal.com. Retrieved July 6, 2014. 

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