Shockers Opener at Diamond Head
The 2014 bracket for the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic has been announced and LMU will open with Wichita State.
HONOLULU -- The bracket for the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic - to be played Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 22, 23, & 25 in Honolulu - has been set. The eight competing teams include Colorado, DePaul, George Washington, Loyola Marymount, Ohio, Nebraska, Wichita State and host Hawai`i. The Lions will open the tournament with the Shockers of Wichita State on Monday, Dec. 22 at 8 pm (PT) on ESPNU.
The multi-day, destination event will feature 12 games over three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracketed-tournament format. Three of the 12 matchups, including the championship game, will be showcased on ESPN2. ESPNU will carry seven games, and one will be exclusive to ESPN3.
Entering its sixth year, the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will again be played at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, where it has become a holiday tradition on the island of O'ahu.
The tournament tips off Monday, with Ohio (Mid-American) pitted against George Washington (Atlantic 10) at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU, immediately followed by DePaul (Big East) versus Colorado (Pac-12) at 4:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Monday's evening session will feature the Lions against Wichita State (Missouri Valley) at 11:00 p.m. on ESPNU and wrap with a battle between Nebraska (Big Ten) and tournament host Hawai'i (Big West) at 1 a.m. Tuesday on ESPNU.
Five of the participating teams appeared in the 2013-14 postseason, including Colorado, George Washington and Nebraska, all of which earned second-round berths in the NCAA Championship. Wichita State had a storybook season with a 35-1 record and its second straight appearance in the national tournament. Ohio advanced through the quarterfinals of the Collegeinsider.com Postseason Tournament.
Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic (Schedule subject to change)
|Mon., Dec. 22||2:30 pm||Ohio vs. George Washington||ESPNU|
|4:30 pm||DePaul vs. Colorado||ESPNU|
|11:00 pm||LMU vs. Wichita State||ESPNU|
|Tue., Dec. 23||1:00 am||Nebraska vs. Hawaii||ESPNU|
|2:30 pm||Consolation #1||ESPNU|
|4:30 pm||Semifinal #1||ESPNU|
|9:00 pm||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|11:30 pm||Consolation #2||ESPNU|
|Thu., Dec. 25||1:30 pm||5th or 7th Place Game||ESPNU or ESPN3|
|4:00 pm||5th or 7th Place Game||ESPNU or ESPN3|
|6:30 pm||3rd Place Game||ESPN2|
|8:30 pm||Championship Game||ESPN2|
For more information, please visit www.HawaiianAirlinesDiamondHeadClassic.com.
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