The USC basketball team will play in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii next season. The field will include Boise State, George Mason, Iowa State, Saint Mary’s, Oregon State, South Carolina, Akron and host school Hawaii.
The tournament is takes place the week of Christmas. The games take place on December 22nd, 23rd and on Christmas Day. The brackets and matchups will be released later.
The Gamecocks will be have an almost completely different roster next season. Frank Martin has seven new players coming in and will have Villanova transfer Ty Johnson available after the fall semester.
Of course the best thing about this tournament will be the chance to see Martin screaming at one his players while wearing a flowery shirt and a lei. That will be the Christmas gift that keeps right on giving.