South Florida shall be one in all eight groups within the 2021 Hawaiian Airways Diamond Head Basic discipline per separate studies by Happening Hoops and Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports activities. Neither Match officers, nor ESPN Occasions, have confirmed the event contributors.
This might mark the primary time that the Bulls shall be taking part in within the event.
In response to the studies USF shall be joined by BYU, Hawai’i, Liberty, New Mexico State, Northern Iowa, Stanford and Wyoming.
The eight crew event – which traditionally takes place from Dec. 22-25 – shall be performed on the Stan Sheriff Middle on the College of Hawai’i campus. Every crew will play three video games. The precise dates and instances shall be introduced at a later date.
In what shall be its 12th 12 months, the Diamond Head Basic will as soon as once more be an ESPN occasion with all video games set to broadcast on the ESPN Household of Networks
The Diamond Head Basic would be the fourth consecutive main early-season event/occasion within the final 4 years for USF. The Bulls participated within the 2018 Jamaica Basic and the 2019 Cayman Island Basic. USF was slated to play within the 2020 Fort Myers Tip-Off however switched to the Basketball Corridor of Fame Tip-Off in Uncasville, Conn.
USF has by no means confronted Hawai’i, Northern Illinois or Stanford. The Inexperienced and Gold most lately took on New Mexico State within the 2019 Cayman Island Basic, whereas taking part in each BYU and Liberty in 2010 and Wyoming in 1991.
Earlier event champions of the Hawaiian Airways Diamond Head Basic embody USC (2009, 2017), Butler (2010), Kansas State (2011), Arizona (2012), Iowa State (2013), George Washington (2014), Oklahoma (2015), and San Diego State (2016), TCU (2018) and Houston (2019).
The 2020 event was deliberate to maneuver to Orlando, however was finally canceled earlier than the season began.
Rothstein additionally reported that South Florida is expected to face Florida within the 2021 Orange Bowl Basketball Basic.
In April, BullsInsider.com reported that USF will face Auburn at Amalie Enviornment. With the expectation that The American will return to an 18-game convention schedule, this leaves eight extra non-conference video games to be scheduled for subsequent season.