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How To Watch, Listen, Or Stream BYU Basketball In 2021 Diamond Head Classic

Dec 21, 2021, 12:57 PM | Updated: Dec 24, 2021, 12:53 am
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HONOLULU, HI - NOVEMBER 24: The Hawaii logo on the floor during a Rainbow Wahine Showdown women's college basketball game between the Stanford Cardinal and the American University Eagles at the Stan Sheriff Center on November 24, 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

In Honolulu, Hawaii, the 2021 Diamond Head Classic features eight college basketball teams, headlined by 9-2 BYU.

An annual Christmas event in college hoops, the Diamond Head Classic makes its return after being canceled last year due to COVID-19. This year, all fans attending the Diamond Head Classic games at the Simpifi Arena a Stan Sheriff Center are required to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination and wear a mask during the games.

BYU comes into the eight-team event with the highest ranking in the KenPom ratings at No. 25. But in the NET ratings, a tool used by the NCAA Selection Committee, Wyoming holds the highest ranking at No. 19 with an 8-1 record. The Pokes were a longtime WAC and Mountain West Conference rival to BYU for decades before the Cougars left for the West Coast Conference in 2011.

Along with Wyoming, this year’s classic includes another old WAC rival for BYU, the host of the event, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Hawaii has been hosting the DHC every year since 2009.

Diamond Head Classic Bracket

Diamond Head Classic 2021 Schedule

All Times Mountain Standard Time

Quarterfinal Games (Wednesday, December 22)

Game 1: Liberty 76, Northern Iowa 74

Game 2: Stanford 66, Wyoming 63

Game 3: BYU 54, South Florida 39

Game 4: Vanderbilt 68, Hawaii 54

Thursday, December 23

Game 5: Stanford 79, Liberty 76 (Semifinal)

Game 6: Wyoming 71, Northern Iowa 69

Game 7: Vanderbilt 69, BYU 67 (Semifinal)

Game 8: South Florida 76, Hawaii 69

Saturday, December 25

5th Place Game: Wyoming vs. South Florida, 11:30 a.m., ESPNU

7th Place Game: Northern Iowa vs. Hawaii, 2 p.m., ESPNU

3rd Place: Liberty vs. BYU, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2

Championship: Stanford vs. Vanderbilt, 7 p.m., ESPN2

How To Stream

You can stream the games on the ESPN app by logging in to your television provider’s credentials if the channels are part of your television plan.

How To Listen 

The BYU Basketball games at the Diamond Head Classic will air on KSL NewsRadio (102.7 FM, 1160 AM). The broadcasts are also available on the KSL NewsRadio app and online at KSLnewsradio.com.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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