The University of Miami men's basketball team will open its 2012-2013 season at the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu on Saturday, December 22.
After their match-up with the Warriors, the Hurricanes will then face Arizona or East Tennessee State in the second round. With a first-round victory, UM's second-round game will be on ESPN2, while a defeat would put Miami on ESPNU. Times for all games will be announced at a later date.
The top half of the bracket features Ole Miss vs. Indiana State and San Diego State vs. San Francisco, with both matches taking place on Dec. 22. The second round of the tournament will be played on Sunday, Dec. 23, and the final round on Tuesday, Dec. 25, with the championship game set for broadcast on ESPN2.
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ESPNU will carry eight of the tournament games, including all four first-round games. ESPN2 will air the third-place game and the Championship Game on Tuesday, December 25, along with the one of the semifinals on Sunday, December 23.
ESPN3 will have one game and the entire tournament will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com and through smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
• ESPNU will show all four first-round games featuring Ole Miss vs. Indiana State, San Diego State vs. San Francisco, Arizona vs. East Tennessee State and Miami vs. Hawaii.
• San Diego State is ranked No. 16 and Arizona stands at No. 17 in ESPN.com's early men's preseason top 25 poll.
• Six of the eight teams grabbed 2012 postseason berths.
The 2012 Diamond Head Classic, an eight-team men's college basketball tournament, will feature 12 games over the three days. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through a bracket-tournament format. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match.
The family-friendly tournament and resort destination of Honolulu will host the teams to three days of play, practices and the unique spirit of Aloha from the Hawaiian Islands. Teams will also have the opportunity to attend the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl played during the same week.
Additional information, including travel packages, can be found on the Diamond Head Classic Web site at www.diamondheadclassic.com.
In 2012-13, Coach Jim Larranaga and his staff will begin their second year at the helm in Coral Gables. Having posted a 20-13 record and an appearance in the NIT (second round) in his first campaign, Larranaga was the first Canes coach to open his UM career with 20 wins.
Miami finished the season tied for fourth in the conference, a program-best, and registered Miami's first-ever winning record in the ACC (9-7).