GW Men's Hoops in Field for 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

Dec. 22, 2013

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WASHINGTON - Aloha Colonials! GW men's basketball will travel to Hawai'i for the fifth time in program history as part of the field for next season's 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic.

"After a great trip to The Wooden Legacy in November, it's welcome news that our program will be headed west again next season for the Diamond Head Classic," said GW Coach Mike Lonergan. "We had great support from alumni, family and friends in Southern California, which really helped us in victories over Miami (Fla.) and No. 20/18 Creighton. We hope our great fan support and solid play carries over throughout the rest of this season and to Hawai'i next year."

The 670 GW alumni living in the Aloha State will see the Colonials join host Hawai'i, Colorado, DePaul, Loyola Marymount, Nebraska, Ohio and Wichita State as the teams committed to the sixth annual event's eight-team field.

Dates and pairings will be announced at a later time, though the five previous events have all taken place from Dec. 22-25. All games will be played at the Warriors' Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN Networks.

It will mark the GW program's fifth visit to Hawai'i all-time (1989, 1997, 2000, 2008), but first time in the Diamond Head Classic Field.

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 family-friendly tournament includes three days of tournament play, practices, events and travel experiences unique to the islands of Hawai'i.

Additional information can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic's official Web site at

The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Regional Television.