The Second Annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Basketball Tournament, has a lineup card that will be hard to beat.
As announced by ESPN Regional Television Networks early Friday morning, the field consists of the National Championship Runners-Up Butler Bulldogs, Elite Eight participants Baylor Bears, as well as Florida State, Mississippi State, San Diego, Utah, Washington State, and host school Hawaii.
First Round Match-ups on ESPNU are as follows:
Mississippi St. vs. Washington State
San Diego vs. Baylor
Utah vs. Butler
Florida State vs. Hawaii
The tip for First Round games begins on Dec. 22 at 3 pm, and will be televised on ESPNU. The Championship game can be found live on ESPN2 on Christmas Day at 9:30 pm following the third-place game, which can also be found on ESPN2.
This tournament is not only a chance for early upsets in the NCAA, but also a time for Butler and Baylor to show the world that they are not a one-time deal. Rather, that they are a force to be reckoned with in the College Basketball World.
The Second Annual Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, December 22nd-25th only on the ESPN Family of Networks
~James Cook Future Associated Press