It was a busy weekend in the world of NCAA Men’s Basketball. Here are some updates on all the excitement!
2011 Participating Teams:
Auburn- (4-1): After a tough game against Seton Hall, the Tigers welcome the Bulls of South Florida (5-4) to town Wed, Dec. 14.
Clemson- (4-4): The Tigers, happy to be heading home, will face Winthrop (Big South) Sat, Dec. 17.
Hawaii- (3-4): The Warriors get back on track with a strong 74-61 win at home against UC Davis Sun, Dec. 11.
Kansas State- (6-1): The Wildcats are 6-1 and have a check mark next to their upcoming game, a meeting with #21 Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Long Beach State- (4-5): The 49ers have shown that they can play with any team in the nation after their treacherous non-conference schedule and most recent 84-78 defeat by the hands of #6 North Carolina.
So. Illinois- (1-5): The Salukis are looking for their second win of the year and head to Northern Illinois to face the Huskies Sat, Dec. 17.
UTEP- (1-4): The Miners picked up a big 73-69 non-conference win against WAC representitive New Mexico State Sunday, Dec. 11. A date wih 9-2 UNLV looms.
#8 Xavier- (8-0): The undefeated Musketeers add to their impressive non-conference win total with their 76-53 beat down against in-city rival Cincinatti.
Don’t Miss out! Hawaiian Airlines is having a tweet up at the Dec. 22 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic! Come with your friends and win prizes.
The clock is ticking and before you know it the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will be underway! However, in the meantime, we want to keep you in the loop on how the participating teams are doing so far this season.
Auburn- (4-1): After a tough game against Seton Hall, the Tigers welcome the Bulls of South Florida (5-4) to town on Wednesday, Dec. 14.
Clemson- (4-3): After a convincing win at Iowa, the Tigers hit a road block against in-state rival South Carolina (58-55). Clemson travels to Tuscon, AZ to face Arizona on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Hawaii- (2-4): The Warriors are heading home after a tough road trip, against Pepperdine and Pacific (CA). Hawaii plans to get back on track against Big West rep. UC Davis when they meet Sunday, Dec. 11.
Kansas State- (5-1): After an impressive win at Virginia Tech the Wildcats fall in a nail biter at home against West Virginia 85-80.
LBSU- (4-4): The 49ers have the most difficult schedule in the nation already playing road games against Pitt, Louisville and Kansas. Up next, a date with #6 North Carolina.
SIU- (1-4): The Salukis are looking for something to build off in their next match-up against Western Michigan after falling at home to Western Kentucky 62-55.
UTEP- (1-4): The Miners look to build some momentum when New Mexico State comes to town Sunday, Dec. 11.
#8 Xavier- (7-0): Tu Holloway might be one of the best players in America according to ESPN Power Rankings, proven with clutch wins against Vanderbilt and Purdue. After running through last year’s National Championship runner-up, Butler 73-61, the Musketeers prepare for their next game against in-city rival Cincinnati on Saturday, Dec. 10. 2012 Participating Teams:
#23 Airzona- (6-3): Sitting at 6-3, the game next game approaching, Wildcats will host 2011 HADHC participant Clemson (above) Saturaday, Dec. 10.
Miami (FL)- (5-3): After a competitive game against #20 Memphis, the Canes head to Morgantown to face the Mountaineers of West Virgina Sat, Dec. 10.
Ole Miss- (7-1): The are coming off two thrilling victories against Depaul and Penn St. Up next, Mississippi Valley St.
SDSU- (7-2): The Aztecs are on a roll after defeating #23 California 64-63 and then running by USD 74-62. Next up for SDSU is UC Riverside Monday, Dec.19.
San Francisco- (7-3): The Dons are 7-3 and will host the Pacific Tigers Saturday, Dec. 10.
Texas Tech- (4-4): The Red Raiders await their next match-up against Grambling St. (0-6) Sunday, Dec. 16.
Yes, it’s that time of year again and we know where you can go to find those wonderful stocking stuffers!
Find your way to your local Rainbowtique, and browse through your favorite University of Hawaii gear and accessories.
If you purchase $100 of regular priced merchandise you will receive 2 free upper level tickets to one (1) session of the 2011 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. This promotion is applicable only to Stan Sheriff Center ticket office with voucher and in store at Rainbowtique Ward and Downtown location.
In most parts of the country, December brings lots of exciting activities: building snowmen, snowball fights, sledding, staying warm beside a cozy fireplace, and drinking plenty of hot chocolate. However, in Hawaii you will find surfing, snorkeling, beach volleyball, sunset catamaran rides and sitting pool side with a chilled Mai Tai (at Rum Fire of course). Oh and don’t forget College Football Bowl season, in Hawaii it’s the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
In December, the average high temperature in New York is 42, Denver is 48, and San Francisco is 59 degrees Fahrenheit. If you want to escape the bitter cold winter weather, find your way to the Hawaiian Islands during this time. You’ll find yourself enjoying the December average high temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
Look no further, you can spend your holiday season in beautiful Hawaii, while enjoying some of the nation’s top basketball teams competing at the 3rd annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Hotel and ticket packages are available for your convenience, including:
Fresh Flower Lei Greeting
Roundtrip Airport transfers
Hotel Stay – from one of Sheraton’s beautiful hotels Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Sheraton Waikiki, Moana Surfrider, and The Royal Hawaiian
In true ESPN tradition, the Men’s NCAA basketball season will take flight this coming weekend. With the NBA lockout in progress, the 24 hour programming schedule ESPN has lined up should prove to be a thirst quencher for basketball fans across the nation. Go to ESPN Men’s College Basketball Schedule to find out when and who your team is playing.
One of the 2011 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic participating teams will be part of the ESPN programming line-up. The University of Hawaii Warrior basketball team will tip-off their season under the spotlight when they take on CSU Northridge. The game will air on ESPN Monday, Nov. 14th at 11:00 PM Hawaii Time or for those early risers 4:00 AM on the East Coast. The game will be at the UH Stan Sheriff Center.
The team is predicted to finish fourth in the Western Athletic Conference. Head Coach Gib Arnold and his Warriors look to gain momentum going into what is to be their last season as a member of the WAC, before jumping into the Big West at the start of the 2012-2013 season.
The NCAA basketball season is just around the corner and ESPN SportsNation wants to know what you think about their impressive basketball line-up!
The schedule features great match-ups at the State Farm Champions Classic, DirecTV Charleston Classic, 5-hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 76 Classic, Old Spice Classic and (of course, our very own) Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. These basketball tournaments give participating teams a chance at showcasing their skill and giving fans a sneak peek into what can be expected from the teams leading up to the NCAA tournament.
Check out this POLL and let ESPN SportsNation know what you think! Who will take the cake and what players are going to put on a show in their match-ups?
Mark your calendars! Here is the schedule for the six (6) tournaments:
The fifth-annual 5-hour Energy Puerto Rico Tip-Off is November 17, 18 & 20 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in the cosmopolitan Hato Rey district of San Juan. This 3-day tournament will air games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. Check out the Tournament Bracketology!
The fifth-annual 76 Classic will tip-off Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25 & 27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. This 3-day tournament will air games on ESPN2 and ESPNU. Check out the Tournament Bracketology!
The sixth-annual Old Spice Classic will tip-off Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25 & 27 at the HP Field House at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Fla. This 3-day tournament will air games on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. Check out the Tournament Bracketology!
The third-annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is December 22, 23 & 25 at the University of Hawaii’s Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. This 3-day tournament will air all 12 games on the ESPN platform: ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. Check out the Tournament Bracketology!
It’s official! Fans can purchase all-session packages or individual game tickets.
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The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is Dec. 22, 23 & 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center. For more information on the tournament, visit the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic website. Don’t miss out!
Welcome to the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic blog! This is our third year, and we’re looking forward to a wonderful three days at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu as well as some great play from this year’s field (Arizona, East Tennessee State, Indiana State, Hawaii, Miami, Ole Miss, San Diego State and San Francisco). Each school will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. Social media guru Tamarah Tabor will provide exclusive content. We welcome your feedback; after all, it’s a blog, right?