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Saint Mary's will face South Carolina in the 1st round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.
Saint Mary's will face South Carolina in the 1st round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head...
MBK | Bracket Set For Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Release: Tuesday 07/17/2013 
by SMC Athletics

HONOLULU, Hawai'i -- The Saint Mary's men's basketball team will face the University of South Carolina for the first time ever this December when the two programs meet in the first round of the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

The tournament is scheduled for Dec. 22, 23 and 25 at the Stan Sherrif Center on the University of Hawai'i campus and features eight competing teams.  In addition to the Gaels and Gamecocks, the field includes host Hawai'i, Akron, Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State and Oregon State.

  Date   Time (PT)   Game   Network  
  Dec. 22  
  2:30 p.m.  
  Iowa St vs George Mason  
    4:30 p.m. 
  Oregon St vs Akron  
    8:00 p.m. 
  South Carolina vs Saint Mary's  
    10:00 p.m. 
  Boise St vs Hawai'i  
  Dec. 23  
  11:30 a.m.  
  Consolation #1  
    1:30 p.m.
  Semifinal #1  
    6:00 p.m.  
  Semifinal #2  
    8:30 p.m.  
  Consolation #2  
  Dec. 25  
  10:30 a.m.  
  7th Place Game  
    1:00 p.m.  
  5th Place Game  
    3:30 p.m.  
  3rd Place Game  
    5:30 p.m.  
  Championship Game  










ESPNU will carry eight of the tournament games, including all four first-round matchups. ESPN2 will televise the third-place and championship games on Wednesday, Dec. 25, along with the one of the semifinals on Monday, Dec. 23.

The 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will feature 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match.

Individual session tickets and all-session packages will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept.  23.

The family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu will host the teams to three days of play, practices and the unique spirit of Aloha from the Hawaiian Islands. Teams will also have the opportunity to attend the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl played during the same week.

Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Web site at

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN.  The University of Southern California won the inaugural tournament in 2009, followed by Butler in 2010, Kansas State in 2011 and Arizona in 2012.

ESPN Regional Television
ESPN Regional Television (ERT), a subsidiary of ESPN, owns and operates collegiate sporting events worldwide, including two Labor Day Kickoff college football games; seven college bowl games and eight college basketball events. These account for approximately 200 hours of programming, reach almost 64 million viewers and attract nearly half a million attendees each year. The owned and operated events build relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as provide unique experiences for teams and fans. In addition to event ownership, ERT manages the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program.