Butler, Utah to meet in first round

HONOLULU -- NCAA runner-up Butler will face Utah in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.

The matchups for the eight-team tournament, held from Dec. 22-25 at the University of Hawaii's Stan Sheriff Center, were announced Thursday by ESPN Regional Television.

The other first-round games on Dec. 22 have Hawaii playing Florida State, Mississippi State taking on Washington State and San Diego meeting Baylor, which reached the regional finals in last season's NCAA tournament.

The semifinals will be held on Dec. 23, with the championship game scheduled for Christmas Day.

Southern California beat UNLV 67-56 last year in the championship game of the inaugural Diamond Head Classic.