TCU to Play in Hawaii in 2018

Dec. 22, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU will play in the 2018 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Dec. 22, 23 and 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.

Joining the Horned Frogs in the 10th annual event are Charlotte, Colorado, Hawai’i, Indiana State, Rhode Island, Saint Mary’s and UNLV.

It will be TCU’s first-ever appearance in the event. The Frogs last played in Hawai’i during the 2000-01 season. They played in the Thanksgiving Classic in Honolulu, Nov. 24-26, 2000 before making a return trip to the island during Western Athletic Conference play on Feb. 22, 2001 against the University of Hawai’i. That same season, TCU played in the Thanksgiving Classic in Honolulu Nov. 24-26, 2000.

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.

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).

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



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