Diamond Head Classic

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]

Diamond Head Classic
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021 Diamond Head Classic
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SportCollege basketball
Founded2009
No. of teams8
CountryUnited States
Venue(s)Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Most recent
champion(s)
Houston
Most titlesUSC (2)
TV partner(s)ESPNU, ESPN2
Sponsor(s)Hawaiian Airlines
Official websitediamondheadclassic.com

The inaugural tournament was won by USC. The most recent champions are the Houston Cougars.

Yearly champions, runners-up, and MVPsEdit

Year Winner Score Opponent Tournament MVP
2009 USC 67–56[2] UNLV Mike Gerrity, USC
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
2017 USC 77–72 [10] New Mexico State Bennie Boatwright, USC
2018 TCU 83–69[11] Indiana State Alex Robinson, TCU
2019 Houston 75–71[12] Washington Fabian White Jr., Houston

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "USC vs. New Mexico - Game Summary - December 25, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com.
  11. ^ "Bracket | Matchups | Tournament | Diamond Head Classic". espnevents.com. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  12. ^ "Houston vs. Washington - Game Summary - December 25, 2019 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 26, 2019.

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