Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Six teams including the South Carolina Gamecocks have accepted invitations to play in the 2013 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
This year the men's basketball team played in Puerto Vallarta over the Thanksgiving holiday. Next Christmas they will meet up with tournament host school Hawaii, George Mason, Iowa State, Saint Mary's, and Oregon State.
Two more teams will be asked to play in the Diamond Head Classic. Each team will compete in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in the championship game on the final day of the tournament.
Previous tournament champions University of Southern California, Butler and Kansas State.
USC coach Frank Martin led Kansas State to a title in 2011.