Christmas Day marks the third and final day of the Diamond Head Classic at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i . All the games will be played back-to-back on a variety of ESPN networks.
One of the surprises is the seventh-place game that opens the action. St. Mary’s came into the event undefeated just like Iowa State, but suffered losses to both South Carolina and host Hawai’i. They’ll take on George Mason who’s been able to hold opponents down defensively but unable to grab a victory as well.
The highlight game is of course the championship game between Iowa State and Boise State. Both teams provide a high-octane offensive attack and it should be a shootout.
In a span of three days, these are the only college basketball games in action nationally. No college basketball games took place on Tuesday and none will on Thursday.
Here’s the full schedule for the final day at Honolulu:
- Seventh-place game: George Mason (5-6) vs St. Mary’s (9-2)
Tip-off: 12:30 PM CT, Web: ESPN3
- Fifth-place game: Oregon State (7-3) at Hawai’i (8-3)
Tip-off: Approx. 3:00 PM CT, TV: ESPNU*
- Third-place game: Akron (6-3) vs South Carolina (3-6)
Tip-off: Approx. 5:30 PM CT, TV: ESPN2*
- Championship game: Iowa State (10-0) vs Boise State (10-2)
Tip-off: Approx 7:55 PM CT, TV: ESPN2*
*Game also available on WatchESPN.