November 20-22, 2023
SimpliFi Arena Stan Sheriff Center | University of Hawaii Manoa Campus
2500 Campus Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822
O’ahu will be the home of this year’s Maui Invitational as the Lahaina Civic Center has been affected by the Maui wildfires that happened on August 8th this past year. This year’s tournament will be at the SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff center on the University of Hawaii Manoa campus on November 20 – 22, 2023.
The Maui Invitational has long been considered the preeminent early season college basketball tournament. Combined, the eight teams in this year’s field – Tennessee, Syracuse, Purdue, Gonzaga, Kansas, Chaminade, UCLA and Marquette – boast 263 NCAA Tournament appearances; 17 NCAA Tournament Championship Titles; and three AP Coach of the Year award winners – Mark Few (2017); Bill Self (2009, 2016); and Shaka Smart (2023). All eight teams from the original field are participating, including five that are in the top 10 of ESPN’s early preseason poll: Kansas (#1), Purdue (#3), Gonzaga (#7), Tennessee (#8) and Marquette (#10).
The Maui Invitational launched the Hoops for ‘Ohana online auction in partnership with Hawai‘i Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund. All the proceeds will go directly to wildfire relief and recovery efforts. Fans can bid on unique items donated by past Maui Invitational basketball programs and Tournament partners. To learn more, visit mauiinvitational.com/hoopsforohana.
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