St Francis men’s basketball to play in Maui Invitational

The St. Francis men's basketball team will take part in the Maui Invitational this November. Photo courtesy of St. Francis Athletics.

The St. Francis men’s basketball team will take part in the Maui Invitational this November. Photo courtesy of St. Francis Athletics.

The St. Francis Brooklyn men’s basketball team has been invited to the Mainland Bracket of The EA Sports Maui Invitational where they will compete for a chance to play in the Championship Round of the tournament which will be in Maui’s Lahaina Civic Center on Nov. 25-27.

The tournament is one of the nation’s premier early-season college basketball tournaments. The Mainland Bracket begins with St. Francis heading to Dayton on Nov. 16 then Syracuse on Nov. 18. They will then travel to Conway, South Carolina where they will compete in the Regional Games at Coastal Carolina University on Nov. 23-24. The Terriers will be taking on Coastal Carolina on Nov. 23. The winner of that game plays for a chance to be in the Championship Round.

“We are extremely excited to be a part of this outstanding event,” Glenn Braica, the Terriers’ head coach said in a statement. “We are looking forward to playing against some outstanding programs and the experience should help us prepare for our Northeast Conference schedule.”

Other schools included in the tournament are Arkansas, Baylor, California, Dayton, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Syracuse, and Chaminade. The winner of the tourney takes home the Wayne Duke Championship Trophy. Illinois beat Butler 78-61 to win last year’s trophy.

Here’s is the tournament’s opening week schedule:

OPENING GAMES – ALL GAME TIMES AND TELEVISION TO BE DETERMINED
Date Matchup Venue Location
November 15 Oakland vs. California Haas Pavilion Berkeley, CA
Louisiana vs. Arkansas Bud Walton Arena Fayetteville, AR
November 16 St. Francis Brooklyn vs. Dayton UD Arena Dayton, OH
November 17 Oakland vs. Gonzaga McCarthey Athletic Center Spokane, WA
Louisiana vs. Baylor Ferrell Center Waco, TX
November 18 St. Francis Brooklyn vs. Syracuse Carrier Dome Syracuse, NY
November 19 Coastal Carolina vs. Minnesota Williams Arena Minneapolis, MN

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