Friday, April 24, 2009

No Hawaii for Wolfpack

N.C. State's basketball team will not be spending Christmas in Hawaii.

Wolfpack AD Lee Fowler said an ESPN report that has State in Honolulu over Christmas is wrong. State talked to the organizers of the new Diamond Head Classic but couldn't work out a deal, Fowler said.

The made-for-ESPN tournament is Dec. 22, 23 and 25 in Honolulu and features eight teams. USC, UNLV, College of Charleston and host Hawaii have committed to the field.

State has made five trips to 50th state for basketball tournaments, the last in 1995.

-- J.P. Giglio