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  1. Illinois kicks off Groce era in grand style

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- For the first two games of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, the Butler Bulldogs looked like giant-killers, circa 2010 and 2011. A buzzer-beater versus Marquette followed by a thumping of North Carolina in the semifinals set them...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  2. Maui Invitational Day 2 roundup

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are some observations from the second day of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. After dominating Mississippi State on Monday, the North Carolina Tar Heels got a rude wake-up call versus Butler on Tuesday. On Monday evening I...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  3. Surprise Butler run leads to Maui final

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Rotnei Clarke's improbable 3-point heave at the buzzer against Marquette on Monday launched Butler into a second-round matchup against the No. 9 ranked North Carolina Tar Heels in the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Even more impro...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  4. Maui Invitational Day 1 roundup

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are some observations from the first day of the EA Sports Maui Invitational: This is clearly a down season for talent at the Maui Invitational. The names on the front of the jerseys are all impressive -- North Carolina, Te...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Butler 72, Marquette 71

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- A few thoughts from here in the gym during the aftermath of Rotnei Clarke's buzzer-beating 3 that lifted Butler over Marquette 72-71, in a thrilling start to the EA Sports Maui Invitational. WHAT IT MEANS: It means Clarke can sh...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  6. Austin Rivers still has room to grow

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- I spent the week in Maui at the EA Sports Maui Invitational scouting, alongside a number of NBA scouts and executives, the top players on the Duke Blue Devils, Kansas Jayhawks, Michigan Wolverines, Georgetown Hoyas, Memphis Tigers,...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  7. Scouting lessons from Maui Invitational - CBB

    Chad Ford

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford provides scouting reports on all the top prospects from the Maui Invitational.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  8. Ford in Maui: Duke's unlikely trio of heroes

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Coming into the season, the buzz around Duke centered on two sons of the NBA -- Seth Curry and Austin Rivers. And for the first six games of the season, Rivers and Curry led the team in scoring and set the tempo for the team. Bu...

    Blog | November 24, 2011
  9. Ford in Maui: Elijah Johnson's breakout

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Thomas Robinson might be KU's emotional leader on the floor, but Tuesday night, Kansas guard Elijah Johnson proved Robinson won't have to do it alone every night. Johnson scored 23 points in a 72-56 win over UCLA in the semifinals ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  10. Ford in Maui: Memphis-Tennessee notes

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- It was a double-overtime street fight between two in-state rivals, but the Memphis Tigers pulled out the win 99-97 on Tuesday at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Here are some notes from Tuesday's opening game. 1. The win was...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Thompson, Acy make waves in Hawaii

    Chad Ford

    HONOLULU -- The Christmas holidays are usually not the best time to watch or scout college basketball. But there was one notable exception last week -- the Diamond Head Classic. I attended the tournament along with around 20 NBA scouts last week. Ba...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  12. Walker, Oriakhi lead UConn domination

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- After a tournament filled with drama and close finishes, the championship game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational was a bit of a letdown. Not that anyone from Connecticut was complaining. UConn ran roughshod over ninth-ranked...

    Blog | November 25, 2010
  13. Chad Ford previews Maui's final day

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- We had two great semifinal games at the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Tuesday and they produced some unexpected results. Virtually all of our experts (including me) predicted a Michigan State-Washington final. Those two teams w...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  14. Kentucky wins rollicking battle with UW

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- The gym in Lahaina was rocking on Tuesday night. Literally. A legion of raucous Kentucky and Washington fans. A tough, physical blood feud on the court. And a small 4.7 earthquake -- yes, earthquake -- that caused the baskets...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  15. No. 2 falls as Kemba Walker shines again

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Kemba Walker is feeling it. Surrounded by young teammates with little experience in big games, Walker took over again on Tuesday night, leading Connecticut to a 70-67 upset of No. 2 Michigan State in the semifinals of the EA Spo...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  16. High-octane Huskies roll, Big Blue next

    Chad Ford

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- In the first three games of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, we saw dominant individual performances from Kemba Walker, Terrence Jones and Kalin Lucas. In the nightcap, the Washington Huskies showed that a total team effort was th...

    Blog | November 23, 2010