Hawaii to play in Pearl Harbor invitational, marking anniversary of attack

Stefan Jankovic and his Rainbow Warriors teammates are slated to play in the Pearl Harbor Invitational in December. Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports

HONOLULU -- The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

The university said in a statement Tuesday that Hawaii will join California, Princeton, and Seton Hall in the two-day tournament beginning Dec. 6 at Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor.

The tournament, which will be televised live, is the first of two major tournaments Hawaii will participate in this season. The Diamond Head Classic will take place in Hawaii over Christmas with Illinois State, San Diego State, San Francisco, Southern Mississippi, Stephen F. Austin, Tulsa and Utah competing.

Hawaii coach Eran Ganot said that tournament is great for exposure, and it's also a unique opportunity for the students to honor those in the armed forces.