Kansas State heads an eight-team field announced Wednesday for the Diamond Head Classic in December.
ESPN announced the teams for the men's basketball tournament. It's scheduled for Dec. 22-25 and will be hosted by Hawaii.
The other schools in the field are Auburn, Clemson, Long Beach State, Southern Illinois, Xavier and UTEP.
The field will play Dec. 22 and 23, take off Christmas eve, then play the final round on Christmas.
Washington State beat Butler in the final of this year’s tournament.