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Diamond Head Classic ticket sales start on Oct. 16

Tickets for the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will go on sale starting on October 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Fans can purchase all-session tickets (12 games), or select from six different sessions. Prices for individual sessions range from $10 to $30, while all-session tickets range from $70 to #110.

The tickets can be purchased online at www.etickethawaii.com, or via phone orders at (808) 944-2697. Phone order hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays only.

The all-session tickets include admission to 12 games over the course of three days (December 22, 23 and 25). The University of Hawai’i will play in three games, including an opening round matchup with Miami on December 22.

Here is the official announcement from www.hawaiiathletics.com

All-session tickets for the 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will go on sale Monday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. HST. The eight-team tournament will be held December 22, 23 & 25 at the Stan Sheriff Center and will feature four games a day, with each day consisting of two sessions.

Fans can purchase online at eTicketHawaii.com and print them on their home computer. Phone orders can be placed by calling (808) 944-2697 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Entering its ninth year, the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic has become a highly-anticipated holiday tradition for college basketball fans. This year’s field is as strong as ever with six teams who advanced to the postseason last year, including five who participated in the NCAA men’s basketball championship. Joining host Hawai’i in the 2017 field are Akron, Davidson, Miami, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico State, Princeton, and USC.

* A model of consistency, two-time defending MAC champion Akron boasts 12 straight seasons with at least 21 wins, joining the likes of Kansas, Duke, and Gonzaga.

* Best known for featuring the early exploits of future NBA star Steph Curry, Davidson owns a rich tradition of winning under legendary coach Bob McKillop, who welcomes back four starters and 11 returnees to this year’s squad.

* Optimism is high for host Hawai’i, which returns seven of its top eight scorers from last season while adding four newcomers to a program just two years removed from an NCAA second round appearance.

* With a pair of NCAA Tournament wins in each of the last two seasons and a school-record 31 victories in 2016-17, Kermit Davis’ Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are no longer flying under the radar on the national scene.

* Miami has developed into an ACC power under head coach Jim Larranaga and with a bevy of returnees from last year’s squad, the Hurricanes are generating buzz as a top-10 team.

* New Mexico State first-year head coach Chris Jans – a protégé of Greg Marshall at Wichita State – inherits a squad that returns two-all conference players who helped the Aggies win 28 games and advance to the NCAA championship last year.

* No longer a grind-it-out team, Princeton boasts an exciting, up-tempo brand of basketball that helped them win 23 games last year and nearly take down Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament.

* After back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances, USC is poised to make a push for the Pac-12 title and make a deep run in the postseason with eight of its top scorers back and one of its most talented lineups in years.

All-Session Ticket Packages (Includes all 6 sessions, 12 games)
Lower Level — $110.00
Upper Level — $70.00

Reserved Sessions Dec. 22 Evening, Dec. 23 Evening and Both sessions on December 25
Lower Level — $30.00
Upper Level — $18.00
Sr. Citizen (65+) (Upper Level K-P, CC-GG) — $10.00
Student (age 4-18 & College Student with Valid I.D.) (Upper Level K-P, CC-GG) — $10.00
General Admission sessions during first two games on Dec. 22 and first two games Dec. 23
All seats — $10.00

Additional information for the family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu, Hawai’i, including travel packages, can be found on the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic web site at hawaiianairlinesdiamondheadclassic.com.


  1. Looks like a tough field, 5 were in NCAA tournament last season. One team, Akron Zips, was in the NIT.

  2. That’s good! Besides some of the strong Big West teams, these are the only tough competetion that UH will get to play. Should be a good measure of where our team stands after we play some of these solid teams in the DHC.

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