Notre Dame Athletics | May 5, 2020
The Maui Jim Maui Invitational announced its 2021 field today, a collection of programs that boasts a combined 137 NCAA Tournament appearances, 59 Sweet Sixteen berths, and two AP Coach of the Year winners.
Butler, Chaminade, Houston, Notre Dame, Oregon, Saint Mary’s, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin convene in Maui for the 38th annual Tournament, which will be contested November 22-24 at the historic Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui.
“The Maui Jim Maui Invitational strives to bring the best college basketball teams and talent to the island of Maui year after year,” said Tournament Chairman Dave Odom. “The 2021 field is no exception, and we are extremely excited to welcome these teams to the Lahaina Civic Center.”
Four of the eight participating teams finished the 2019-20 season in the AP Top 25 rankings (Oregon, Wisconsin, Houston, Butler). Two of the 2021 participants are ranked in the top 35 all-time winningest schools, including Notre Dame and Oregon. Houston, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin rank in the top 50 programs with the most NCAA Tournament appearances, with 21, 36, and 24, respectively. Oregon, Saint Mary’s, and Wisconsin all rank in the top 20 winningest teams of the last decade.
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