Maui Invitational moved to Asheville

Sources - 2020 Maui Invitational moving to Asheville, North Carolina, because of coronavirus pandemic

North Carolina's Leaky Black (1) tries to knock a shot away from Auburn's Horace Spencer during the second half of a men's NCAA tournament college basketball Midwest Regional semifinal game Friday, March 29, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo.

The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving from the beach to the mountains.

According to a report from college hoops insider Jon Rothstein, the 2020 Maui Invitational will in fact - as has been speculated for several weeks now - take place in Asheville, North Carolina. The event run run from November 11-Dec. 2.

The tournament is normally held the three days before Thanksgiving in Hawaii, but the coronavirus pandemic forced both the relocation and change in date - the college basketball season is not scheduled to start until November 25.

The Maui Invitational is normally held in Hawaii the Monday through Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The Maui Invitational was originally slated to take place from November 22-24. It was relocated this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and rescheduled due to the NCAA deciding to start the season on November 25.

"I realize that these are unprecedented times due to the ongoing pandemic, and I understand the very tough decision to relocate this year's Maui Jim Maui Invitational", said Hokama.

"KemperLesnik has always been a tremendous partner of the County of Maui, and I support the Maui Invitational as it looks forward to a successful 2020 event and return to Maui in 2021", said Hokama.

Next year's 2021 Maui Jim Maui Invitational field is set to feature Oregon, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Butler, Texas A&M, Houston, St. Mary's and host Chaminade of Honolulu.



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