ESPN Events unveiled matchups for the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic and Davidson will play New Mexico State in the opening round at 6 p.m. (HT) / 11 p.m. (ET), December 22 on ESPNU.
The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team men's college basketball tournament, will feature 12 games through three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in the championship game on the final day of the tournament.
The field for the eighth annual event – to be played Friday, Saturday and Monday, Dec. 22, 23 and 25, 2017 – includes Akron, Davidson, Miami, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Princeton, USC and tournament host school Hawai'i.
Previous tournament champions of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic include USC (2009), Butler (2010), Kansas State (2011), Arizona (2012), Iowa State (2013), George Washington (2014), Oklahoma (2015) and San Diego State (2016).
Press release provided by Davidson Athletics