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Princeton replaces Utah State for 2017 Diamond Head Classic

Princeton has been added to the 2017 Diamond Head Classic as a replacement for Utah State, tournament officials announced on Sunday.

Princeton finished with a 23-7 record in the 2016-17 season, and won the Ivy League regular-season and tournament titles. The Tigers were a No. 12 seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament and lost to Notre Dame, 60-58, in the first round.

It will be the second consecutive season that Princeton will play in Honolulu. Last season, the Tigers went 1-1 (inclduing a win over Hawai’i) in the Pearl Harbor Invitational at Bloch Arena.

The 2017 Diamond Head Classic field will feature five teams that participated in the 2017 NCAA Tournament: Princeton, Miami, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State and USC. The other three teams in the field are Hawai’i, Akron and Davidson.

For more information on the tournament, visit www.diamondheadclassic.com.


  1. Princeton is a nice upgrade. Utah St hasn’t been that competitive since Stew Morrill left.

  2. Nice to play Princeton.

    And congrats to North Carolina ! Go Blue !
    Would like to play them again soon. Go Bows !!

  3. … or is that light blue. ??

  4. 6’9 F Colin Russell of Casper CC is visiting Hawaii this weekend.

  5. Owies fans, he is transferring.

  6. Good news for UH…best of luck to him

  7. “Good news for UH”? Kind of a backhanded comment. If it’s true, best of luck to him, but I don’t look at it as a good thing since I felt he was going to make strides during the summer and possibly fight for the starting point guard position. He showed some freshman mistakes, but I think he had a lot of good qualities that could help the team next season. I think he could be a good floor leader since he seemed vocal when he was on the court, but just had to adapt to the Division 1 level.

    Hopefully it’s not true and he’ll reconsider. Do we have a source?

    We definitely use another big man like Russell.

  8. Bibbins, Blackwell, Prince and L. Jackson seeking to transferring from LBSU. Bibbins and Prince can play without sitting out a year.

    Anyway of making this site to have a secure connection ? I get a warning sign about it.

  9. I get the warning sign too, and I’ve reported it. But I’m not sure if its the site or the warning sign that’s the problem.

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