(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. - ESPN Events has unveiled the matchups for the 2021 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic to be held December 22, 23 and 25, at the SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center with the Wyoming Cowboys opening play on December 22 on ESPNU against Stanford in the first meeting between the two schools since December 4, 1980.
The Cowboys will be matched up in the second round against either Liberty or Northern Iowa. Other matchups in the first round include BYU against South Florida and Vanderbilt against South Florida.
Two teams in the 2021 field were a part of the NCAA postseason last season – BYU and Liberty. The field also includes two returning Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic participants – BYU (2015) and Northern Iowa (2015).
Tickets are expected to go on sale to the general public in October. Additional information for the family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, can be found at hawaiianairlinesdiamondheadclassic.com.
|Wed, Dec 22||10 a.m.||Liberty vs. Northern Iowa||ESPNU|
|Noon||Wyoming vs. Stanford||ESPNU|
|4:30 p.m.||BYU vs. South Florida||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|7 p.m.||Hawaiʻi vs. Vanderbilt||ESPN2 or ESPNU|
|Thu, Dec 23||11 a.m.||Semifinal #1||ESPN2|
|1:30 p.m.||Consolation #1||ESPNU|
|5 p.m. or 7 p.m.||Semifinal #2||ESPN2|
|5 p.m. or 7 p.m.||Consolation #2||ESPN2|
|Sat, Dec 25||8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.||7th Place Game||ESPNU|
|8:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.||5th Place Game||ESPNU|
|1:30 p.m.||3rd Place Game||ESPN2|