Duke-Tennessee in EA Sports Maui Invitational
Duke will face Tennessee in the championship round of the EA
Sports Maui Invitational, which is undergoing its first expansion
Other matchups at the Lahaina Civic Center on Nov. 21 include
Michigan vs. Memphis, UCLA facing host Chaminade and Georgetown
playing Kansas. The winners meet in the semifinals on Nov. 22, with
the championship game on Nov. 23.
Duke has won a record four EA Sports Maui Invitationals in as
For the first time since the field expanded from four to eight
teams in 1986, there will be ”regional games” that will include
four schools – Towson, North Carolina-Greensboro, Belmont and
Middle Tennessee State – which will play games on the mainland as
part of the new 12-team format.
Regional play will start on Nov. 11 with Towson at Kansas, North
Carolina-Greensboro at Tennessee and Belmont at Duke. On Nov. 14,
Towson is at Michigan and North Carolina-Greensboro is at
Georgetown. Middle Tennessee State will be at UCLA Nov. 15, and
Belmont is at Memphis.
The mainland games continue Nov. 19 at Middle Tennessee State
with North Carolina-Greensboro facing Middle Tennessee State and
Towson against Belmont. The winners and losers will play on Nov.
Duke is 12-0 all-time in the tournament, having won in 1992,
1997, 2001 and 2007. Michigan won in 1985 and 1988, while Kansas
took the title in 1996 and UCLA in 2006.
Chaminade, the Division II school that has hosted the tournament
since its inception, has compiled a 6-73 record in the event.
Connecticut beat Kentucky 84-67 to win last year’s Maui
Invitational. The teams went on to meet in the Final Four in
Houston four months later with eventual national champion
Connecticut winning again, 56-55.