2016 Armed Forces Classic to be played in Honolulu

The 2016 Armed Forces Classic will have a different location for the fifth installment of the annual event.

After originally being scheduled to take place at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, the event has been relocated to the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus in Honolulu.

The double-header will take place on Friday, Nov. 11.

Arizona and Michigan State will face off in the first leg of the double-header at 7 p.m. ET, before the Kansas Jayhawks and Indiana Hoosiers close out the night at 9 p.m. ET.

“ESPN is honored to continue the tradition of the Armed Forces Classic,” said Clint Overby, vice president, ESPN Events in a statement.

“We celebrate the men and women of the Navy in Hawaii as well as those who serve around the world. We are excited to stage the event in conjunction with the leadership at Pearl Harbor and feel that the basketball venue at the Stan Sheriff Center provides a great backdrop for these great teams.”

Both games will air on ESPN.

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