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Diamond Head Classic tickets

Diamond Head Classic tickets

The Game

The Diamond Head Classic is an invitational basketball tournament that features some of the top programs in the college basketball landscape. Each year eight teams head to Honolulu, HI, where they compete in the Stan Sheriff Center for the right to be named the champion of the Diamond Head Classic. This tournament spans the course of a three-day period, giving college hoops fans plenty of opportunities to see a game, or even multiple contests. This year the tournament begins on December 22 and will finish up on December 25, as the winners will be crown on Christmas Day.

The Diamond Head Classic features some incredible basketball each and every year, and fans lucky enough to see this event unfold in person always have a great time. These players are ready to lay it all on the line in these games, as there's just something special about a tournament that gets these college students amped up to a new level. The quality of play on the court is sure to be high, and fans of the game of basketball always appreciate seeing that kind of execution in person. There's no better way to experience an event like this than to see it from the stands. Not only is this a riveting hoops tourney, but it's also held in one of the most beautiful locales in the world, Hawaii. You can build a tropical vacation around a fantastic basketball tournament. Does it get any better than that?


The Teams

Every year eight teams hit the court for the Diamond Head Classic, a college basketball tournament held at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI. This year the participating programs include Hawai'i, Akron, Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Oregon State, Saint Mary's, andSouth Carolina. These are some of the top basketball programs in the nation, and you're sure to see some of them earn the right to play in the NCAA Tournament once the spring rolls around. This field of teams is sure to feature some of the best players in the nation as well, potentially some players that will go on to play at the next level in the National Basketball Association. Every player that hits the court during this tournament is sure to give it everything he has, which makes for some fantastic hoops action to witness form your very own seat in the stands. It doesn't get any better than tournament-style basketball, and you can see that for yourself when you head out to Hawaii for the Diamond Head Classic this year.


The Experience

There is nothing better than seeing a sporting event live and in person. Sports have been a part of cultures around the world for a very long time, and spectators have always enjoyed watching athletes compete at the highest of levels. When you're there in the stands at a sporting event like this one, you're treated to seeing some of the most talented athletes in the entire world going head to head with everything on the line. There's nothing that compares to the atmosphere at a game, where you're surrounded by fans that are all there to enjoy a great spectacle of sport.

College basketball is one of the most popular sports in the United States, and for good reason. College hoops fans are some of the most passionate sports fans you'll find, and there certainly is something special about the sport that brings out that passion. One of the most watched sporting events in the world is March Madness, which occurs at the end of every college basketball season. Madness is a good way to describe that spectacle, and fans of college basketball are simply mad about the sport.


Trivia

Which team won the 2012 Diamond Head Classic?

The answer is the Arizona Wildcats, who defeated the San Diego State Aztecs in a game that came down to the wire. The Wildcats took home the win by a score of 68-67, and forward Solomon Hill was named the tournament's MVP. Hill went on to be drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft.


History

The Diamond Head Classic is an eight-team college basketball tournament that is held every year on the campus of the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, HI. The inaugural tournament was held in 2009, when the USC Trojans defeated the UNLV Rebels in the first Diamond Head Classic Championship Game. In 2010, the Butler Bulldogs took down the Washington State Cougars by a score of 84-68, and Butler center Matt Howard was named the tournament's MVP. 2011 saw Kansas State take down Long Beach in the finals by a count of 77-60. In 2012, the Arizona Wildcats defeated the San Diego State Aztecs in a riveting contest that ended with a score of 68-67. Arizona's Solomon Hill was named MVP of the Diamond Head Classic that year.

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