2017 Maui Invitational bracket announced; Michigan to open against LSU

Dylan Burkhardt

The bracket for the 2017 Maui Invitational was unveiled today and Michigan will open against LSU.

LSU finished last season with a 10-21 record and lost 14 consecutive games from January through February. The disappointing season forced them to fire Johnny Jones and hire new head coach Will Wade from VCU.

Michigan’s first round game will be televised by ESPNU at 11:30 p.m. (eastern).¬†In the second round, Michigan will face either Notre Dame or Chaminade.

The other side of the bracket features Wichita State, California, VCU, and Marquette. The Shockers are the highest rated team in the field by most preseason prognostications.

Maui Invitational games will be televised by the ESPN family of Networks and all games are played at the Lahania Civic Center.

The Wolverines will also face North Carolina (road), Texas (road) and UCLA (home) during the non-conference season.

  • Cory

    Nice draw! Very important to win against LSU to avoid Chaminade in the loser’s bracket.

    • ChiMan

      I also love a potential second round against Notre Dame! Having Wichita on the other side of the bracket is nice too!

  • Indiana_Matt

    We run into VCU a lot.

    • Been at the same event quite a bit… seem to be on the same cycle. Haven’t actually played as often as they’ve been in the same bracket though.

  • Fab 5 Legends

    Nice draw, we will be tested early if we beat LSU, we have ND and then possibly Wichita St.

    I am actually considering going to this because Michigan and the draw, and probably a once in a lifetime trip to Maui…even though it is pricy trip…it sure would be nice to Michigan in the finals :)