17 Jul 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament Bracket Revealed
The tournament bracket for the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational that will take place November 25th-27th on Maui’s West Side. Action packed matchups the top half of the bracket such as Georgia against Dayton and Virginia Tech taking on Michigan State. Kansas will play against Chaminade and BYU will go head-to-head against UCLA in the bottom half of the bracket. The 36th edition of the nation’s premier early season Tournament will take place at the Lahaina Civic Center. Ka’anapali Resort tournament travel packages are available and selling fast!
All 12 Championship Round games of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, and streamed on ESPN3.
“It’s another great year for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, with several teams expected to have big seasons ahead of them,” said Tournament Chairman David Odom. “This field features a spread of young and experienced talent – both from the players and the coaches. We’re looking forward to seeing who will take home the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy in the unbeatable atmosphere that is the Lahaina Civic Center this November.”
Check out this match-up history:
Georgia vs. Dayton
Series record: Dayton leads 1-0
Last matchup: Dec. 21, 1973 (Dayton 63, Georgia 55)
Notes: Dayton, making its fourth all-time Tournament appearance, won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational title in 2003 and has a 7-2 all-time record in the championship round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational; Georgia is making their first ever appearance in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
Virginia Tech vs. Michigan State
Series record: Michigan State leads 1-0
Last matchup: Nov. 22, 2013 (Michigan State 96, Virginia Tech 77)
Notes: Michigan State is making its fifth all-time appearance in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, boasting an 8-4 record and a Maui Jim Maui Invitational title in 1991; Virginia Tech has made one previous appearance in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, finishing third in 1985.
Kansas vs. Chaminade
Series record: Kansas leads 3-0
Last matchup: Nov. 23, 2015 (Kansas 123, Chaminade 72)
Notes: Kansas, which boasts two Maui Jim Maui Invitational titles and a runner-up finish, won the Tournament in its most recent appearance (2015), and this year will be tied with Arizona and North Carolina for the most all-time Tournament appearances of any non-host program with seven. Kansas and Chaminade have played three times in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, with the Jayhawks winning each time (1987: Kansas 89, Chaminade 62; 2005: Kansas 102, Chaminade 54).
BYU vs. UCLA
Series record: UCLA leads 11-10
Last matchup: Dec. 18, 2010 (UCLA 86, BYU 79)
Notes: BYU, which finished as the Maui Jim Maui Invitational runner-up in 1992, is making its fourth all-time tournament appearance; UCLA won the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in 2006 and is making its sixth all-time appearance.