Liberty will spend Christmas in Hawaii Hawaii this coming season as part of the Diamond Head Classic, according to Happening Hoops. The Flames will take part in this eight team tournament, according to the report, and will be joined by Stanford, South Florida, Wyoming, BYU, New Mexico State, Liberty, the host Hawaii, and one team to be determined. Each team will play three games over the course of three days. Jon Rothstein reports that the team to be determined is Northern Iowa.
The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is currently scheduled for December 22-25, 2021 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is an ESPN Event tournament which has been televised on ESPN2 and ESPNU in past years. The tournament was last played in December 2019 when Houston defeated Washington in the championship game.
The 2020 tournament was planned to move to Orlando but was eventually canceled prior to the season starting amid the COVID pandemic. Teams scheduled for last year’s event included Arizona State, Hawaii, Oklahoma, St. Mary’s, San Diego State, Seattle, Temple, and Western Michigan.
Per team source: The Diamond Head Classic field will include Stanford, South Florida, Wyoming, BYU, New Mexico State, Liberty, Hawaii (host), and 1 team TBD. #GoWyo #GoStanford #ASUNMBB #AmericanHoops #TakeNotice #WACHoops #BYUHoops #AggieUp #ASUNBuilt #GoCougs #WCChoops
— Happening Hoops (@happeninghoops) May 4, 2021