The Auburn basketball team will play in the 2011 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic from Dec. 22-25 next season.
The Tigers are in a field that includes Clemson, Kansas State, Xavier, UTEP, Long Beach State, Southern Illinois and Hawaii.
"This is part of the process in building a national program at Auburn, and it will be a wonderful experience for our players both on the court and off," Tigers head coach Tony Barbee said.
This is Auburn's third trip to the Hawaiian Islands for a tournament. It won the 1998 United Airlines Tip-Off Classic in Honolulu and played in the 1996 Big Island Invitational in Hilo.
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Next season's tournament features 12 games in three days at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii Campus. Each team plays in one game per day, with a bracket format.The two teams that remain undefeated throughout will face off in a championship match on Christmas day.
Barbee, who is in his first season with Auburn, previously coached at UTEP.