Kansas to Participate in 2015 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational
MAUI, Hawaii – The EA SPORTS™ Maui Invitational® has announced the field for the 2015 tournament and Kansas will make its first appearance in the event since finishing runner-up in 2011.
The loaded field joining Chaminade at the Lahaina Civic Center will include Kansas, Indiana, St. John’s, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest. The 2015 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational will be held Nov. 23, 24 and 25, 2015, on the island of Maui.
Kansas returns to Maui for the sixth time. In addition to finishing runner-up at the 2011 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational, the Jayhawks went on to advance to the school’s 14th Final Four and the national title game later that season.
This will mark the fourth trip to Maui for head coach Bill Self, who has taken two teams to the championship game of the event – Kansas in 2011 and Illinois in 2000. Overall, the Jayhawks are 10-6 overall in the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational and won the 1996 tournament, when Raef LaFrentz earned Tournament MVP honors.
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