CHICAGO – Arkansas will open the 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational versus Louisville, it was introduced in the present day together with the whole match bracket. The Razorbacks and Cardinals will play on Nov. 21 at Midday / 4 pm (CT) on ESPN2.
The 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational is again in Hawaii after two years on the mainland attributable to COVID and returns to the enduring Lahaina Civic Middle this Nov. 21 – 23. The opposite matchup will function Texas Tech squaring off in opposition to Creighton previous to the Arkansas-Louisville contest. Within the backside half of the bracket, Ohio State will face San Diego State, and Cincinnati will go head-to-head in opposition to Arizona. All 12 video games of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational shall be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, and in addition out there on the ESPN App.
“Finalizing the Maui Jim Maui Invitational bracket alerts to followers and groups all over the place that school basketball season is upon us, however this 12 months feels much more thrilling,” stated Event Chairman, David Odom. “Whereas we’ve been in a position to maintain the magic of Maui alive the final two years on the mainland, returning to our rightful residence on the island has by no means felt so good – and we’re bringing an unimaginable discipline of groups to assist us have a good time that homecoming!”
The Maui Jim Maui Invitational has grow to be synonymous with buzzer beater finishes and epic upsets, setting the tone for the trajectory of those prime packages and the season as an entire. The groups which have participated all through the occasion’s historical past personal 70 of the 82 NCAA Championships. Seven faculties have gone on to win the Nationwide Championship after competing in Maui earlier that season.
Six of this 12 months’s eight packages made the 2021-22 NCAA match, with Texas Tech and Arizona advancing to the Candy 16 and Arkansas making it to the Elite Eight. Arizona and Cincinnati are additionally two of the highest 12 all-time winningest faculties in NCAA historical past, whereas Louisville (39), Arkansas (34), Ohio State (31), and Creighton (23) are within the prime 50 nationally for many NCAA Event appearances. Moreover, San Diego State is coming off back-to-back NCAA March Insanity picks with plans to maintain that momentum going.
This 12 months’s discipline additionally options six groups that shall be making a return look in Maui whereas Creighton and Texas Tech shall be making their first-ever look. Arizona is the one returning program to have earned a Maui Jim Maui Invitational Championship Title, having carried out so in 2000 and 2014.
Matchup Historical past
Texas Tech vs. Creighton
Sequence file: Creighton leads 3-1
Final matchup: Nov. 29, 2019 (Creighton 83, Texas Tech 76)
Notes: Each Texas Tech and Creighton shall be making their inaugural look on the Maui Jim Maui Invitational in 2022.
Louisville vs. Arkansas
Sequence File: Louisville leads 4-3
Final Matchup: Nov. 17, 2009 (Louisville 96, Arkansas 66)
Notes: Louisville shall be making its fourth look on the Maui Jim Maui Invitational following the 1989, 2000 and 2004 Tournaments. The Cardinals rank within the prime 10 nationally for all-time NCAA Event wins holding 61 victories. This 12 months shall be Arkansas’ fourth look within the Event following the 1991, 2005, 2013 Tournaments. The Hogs have earned 33 NCAA Event berths, have superior to the Elite Eight in back-to-back years, whereas additionally proudly owning the 1994 NCAA Championship Title.
San Diego State vs. Ohio State
Sequence file: San Diego State leads 2-1
Final matchup: Nov 11, 2003 (San Diego State 83, Ohio State 61)
Notes: San Diego State will make its fifth look on the Maui Jim Maui Invitational following participation within the 1989, 2003, 2014 and 2018 Tournaments. Ohio State is returning to the Event for its fourth look, its first since 2003. The Buckeyes additionally participated within the 1993 and 1988 Tournaments.
Arizona vs. Cincinnati
Sequence File: Arizona leads 2-0
Final Matchup: Feb. 11, 1996 (Arizona 79, Cincinnati 76)
Notes: The 2022 Event would be the Wildcats’ eighth journey to Maui following their appearances in 1993, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2014 and 2018. Arizona holds a 14-8 file on the Event, together with Championship Titles in 2000 and 2014. Cincinnati is making its second look, having beforehand appeared in 2009.
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