Michigan to play in 2017 Maui Invitational

Dylan Burkhardt

The University of Michigan announced today that the Wolverines will participate in the 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

The other seven teams in the 2017 Maui Invitational are California, Chaminade, Louisiana State, Marquette, Notre Dame, Virginia Commonwealth and Wichita State. The Wolverines last played in Hawaii during the 2011 Maui Invitationl and this will be its sixth trip to the tournament.

Find the full University of Michigan press release below.

In conjunction with the Maui Jim Maui Invitational, the University of Michigan men’s basketball program announced today (Thursday, Nov. 12) the Wolverines will be one of eight teams participating in the 2017 championship round of the annual Hawaiian tournament held at the Lahaina Civic Center on the island of Maui. The 2017 tournament dates are Nov. 2022.

Joining the Wolverines during the annual November holiday tournament will be California, Chaminade, Louisiana State, Marquette, Notre Dame, Virginia Commonwealth and Wichita State.

Michigan will be making its sixth trip to Maui after competing in events in 1985, 1998, 1994, 1998 and most recently in 2011. U-M carries a 10-4 overall record that includes tournament championship in 1985 and 1988.

Since the inception of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in 1984, 108 schools representing 26 conferences and 40 states have competed in the event. Six schools have won the national championship after making an appearance in Maui earlier that season.

Michigan All-Time in Maui (10-4)

1985 Silversword Classic
Nov. 22 vs. Virginia Tech (W, 67-66)
Nov. 23 vs. Kansas State (W, 80-58)

1988 Maui Classic
Nov. 25 vs. Vanderbilt (W, 91-66)
Nov. 26 vs. Memphis (W, 79-75)
Nov. 27, vs Oklahoma (W, 91-80)

1994 Maui Classic
Nov. 21 vs. Tulane (W, 75-73)
Nov. 22 vs. Utah (W, 73-69)
Nov. 23 vs. Arizona State (L, 79-62)

1998 Maui Invitational
Nov. 23 vs. Clemson (W, 59-56*)
Nov. 24 vs. Syracuse (L, 58-46)
Nov. 25 vs. Utah (L, 71-54)

2011 Maui Invitational
Nov. 21 vs. Memphis (W, 73-61)
Nov. 22 vs. Duke (L, 82-75)
Nov. 23 vs. UCLA (W, 79-63)

* Win vacated due to NCAA sanctions

  • nswan

    If (and big this is a big IF) Jaylen Brown is still at Cal, it would be nice to show him a bit of what he missed by going there…. still dreaming of what could have been on that one

    • The chance of Jaylen Brown being at Cal for his junior year have to be close to zero.

      • nswan

        Fully realize that

    • bobohle

      I would say that unless Brown gets injured,pretty much assumed he will be gone to the NBA after this year. I do agree it would be nice to show him exactly that. Maybe Michigan can draw Syracuse again in The BIG/ACC Challenge and show Ty Battle what he is missing.

  • Corperryale

    Another underwhelming tourney field although ND could be OK. Often seems like we play teams a year before or a year after they have their star players. Like, we get NC State this year but next year when they have Dennis Smith and (probably) Bam Adebayo, we’ll probably get Wake or BC in the ACC challenge. Simmons will be history and LSU will once again be a mediocre SEC team. Still, Cal might have Rabb next year. Still waiting for our long overdue UNC matchup. It would be nice to see a neutral site game against a true blue blood like the ones that MSU schedules.