Michigan to play in 2017 Maui Invitational

Submitted by Wolverine Devotee on November 12th, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Michigan returns to the Maui Invitational in 2017-18.

Tournament field will be Michigan, Cal, Chaminade, LSU, Marquette, Notre Dame(!), VCU and Wichita State.

http://www.mgoblue.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/111215aac.html

ND can't duck us anymore if the bracket works itself out that way.

Recent early season tournaments-

2007-08: Great Alaska Shootout
2008-09: 2K Sports Classic
2009-10: Old Spice Classic
2010-11: Legends Classic
2011-12: Maui Invitational
2012-13: NIT Season Tip-Off
2013-14: Puerto Rico Tip-Off
2014-15: Legends Classic
In 2 weeks: Battle 4 Atlantis

 

Comments

ak47

November 12th, 2015 at 3:43 PM ^

This is actually a pretty dissapointing list of teams for the Maui, no real blue bloods.  Usually there is a duke or north carolina or zona or something in this tourny.  In addition to Indiana this years field includes Kansas and UCLA next year Wisconsin will be joined by Coonecticut, Georgetown, and UNC. Doesn't mean I wouldn't go if I had the money to do it.

J.

November 12th, 2015 at 5:01 PM ^

If that's true, why don't you do the same? :-)

I've visited Hawai'i several times, and it's a wonderful place.  I'd absolutely hate to live there, though, and I'm not kidding.  The cost of living is outrageous, "noon" football games start at 6 AM,  and after you've spent a few days doing the touristy things... you'll find that you live on an island, it's prohibitively expensive to get off of that island except to go to another island nearby, and you're basically stuck there.

For a certain personality type, that's nirvana.  For me -- I'd go stir-crazy.

Steves_Wolverines

November 12th, 2015 at 7:37 PM ^

I moved to Oahu 4 months ago. I love everything about it except the cost for rent and utilities. But other then that, it's paradise. You don't even realize you're on an island. it's huge, and there is so much to do, I'm worried I won't be able to do everything I want in the two years I'm here.

alum96

November 12th, 2015 at 3:47 PM ^

Is this the invitational where MGoBlog has a 4 ticket and all expenses paid travel package giveaway raffle  to users with 40K+ MGo points....or am I mixing it up with another invitational?

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

November 12th, 2015 at 3:59 PM ^

Don't get the idea that it's gotta be blue-blooded to be good.  I mean anyone with that line of thinking had better never complain that all ESPN wants to talk about is Duke.  There are six teams in there who are all really good (or could be - Cal) with plenty of accomplishments lately and who could win that tourney.