The Maui Invitational is among college basketball’s more recognizable fall tournaments, annually bringing some of the best teams in the country out to the Hawaiian Islands for some competitive out-of-conference play. University of Arizona, coming off of an Elite Eight finish in last year’s March Madness, will lead the eight-team field. The Wildcats most recently captured the event’s top honors in 2000 and will play Missouri in their first round game. Additionally, the winner of the Kansas State-Purdue matchup will play on the same side of the bracket.
Rounding out the tournament will be San Diego State, BYU, Pittsburgh, and the perennial host team Chaminade. November 24 marks the beginning of the tournament that will culminate on November 26.
The list of teams playing in the Champions Classic doubleheader was also released. The Indianapolis battle of blue bloods will see Kansas match up with Kentucky and Duke compete against Michigan State. The two games will occur on November 18 in Indianapolis featuring some of the nation’s top incoming freshmen (10 of the best 25 players in ESPN’s 2014 Top 100 ranking will be present)