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  1. Why Georgetown has been so good

    Jay Bilas

    In November, ESPN broadcasters Bill Raftery, Sean McDonough and I were sitting courtside at the Lahaina Civic Center waiting for Georgetown to begin its first practice in Hawaii for the Maui Invitational. The Hoyas were young, not much was expected o...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  2. The Georgetown Hoyas have been a pleasant surprise this season

    Jay Bilas

    ESPN Insider Jay Bilas writes that the Georgetown Hoyas have been a pleasant surprise this season, and he examines their NCAA tournament chances.

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2012
  3. What we learned in Maui

    Jay Bilas

    More than any other early-season tournament, the EA Sports Maui Invitational provides a team with a true barometer of exactly where it is and what it can be. Weaknesses are exposed, and coaches can tell which players they can rely on and, perhaps, wh...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  4. NCB - Duke impresses and UCLA disappoints in Maui

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas discusses what he learned from the Maui Invitational. Duke is better than he realized, while Reeves Nelson is proving to be a major distraction for UCLA.

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  5. Similar paths for Duke, Kansas

    Jay Bilas

    The Kansas Jayhawks and Duke Blue Devils will face off in the final of the Maui Invitational tonight. Here are a few important factors to keep an eye on. Overview: Kansas and Duke are on similar paths this season. Both were No. 1 seeds in the 2011 N...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. Duke-Kansas championship matchup in Maui Invitational could come ...

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas breaks down the matchup between the Duke Blue Devils and Kansas Jayhawks ahead of the Maui Invitational championship game.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  7. Random thoughts on the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    A few notes on the Maui Invitational, which starts Monday. • Wichita State may be the most prepared, experienced and biggest team here in Maui ... outside of Michigan State. The Spartans have the best team in Maui and perhaps the nation, but...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  8. Random thoughts on the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    As the season gets under way, Jay Bilas lists his top candidates for a breakout year.

    Blog | Conversation | November 22, 2010
  9. Awards and observations from Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are my final thoughts and annual awards from the EA Sports Maui Invitational: • Gonzaga is tough and talented. While the Zags are not deep, the first five are really good. Big men Robert Sacre and Elias Harris could sta...

    Blog | November 28, 2009
  10. Jay Bilas: Awards and observations from Maui

    Jay Bilas

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are my final thoughts and annual awards from the EA Sports Maui Invitational: • Gonzaga is tough and talented. While the Zags are not deep, the first five are really good. Big men Robert Sacre and Elias Harris could s...

    Blog | Conversation | November 27, 2009
  11. Observations from Day 1 at the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are my thoughts on the early action at the Maui Invitational: • Gonzaga had problems guarding Colorado's Princeton offense and went to a matchup zone that was just recently put in. The defensive change wound up win...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  12. Jay Bilas: Observations from Day 1 at the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Here are my thoughts on the early action at the Maui Invitational: • Gonzaga had problems guarding Colorado's Princeton offense and went to a matchup zone that was just recently put in. The defensive change wound up winning...

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2009
  13. Previewing the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    Thoughts and observations heading into this week's Maui Invitational ... North Carolina • After Tyler Hansbrough suffered a mild tweak of his left ankle, North Carolina coach Roy Williams determined that Hansbrough would not play against...

    Blog | November 24, 2008
  14. Previewing the Maui Invitational

    Jay Bilas

    Thoughts and observations heading into this week's Maui Invitational ... North Carolina • After Tyler Hansbrough suffered a mild tweak of his left ankle, North Carolina coach Roy Williams determined that Hansbrough would not play against ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2008
  15. UConn's defense key to Maui title

    Jay Bilas

    Sure, Denham Brown's shot was spectacular. But UConn's defense paved the way to its Maui Invitational championship.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2005
  16. Gonzaga, Morrison very impressive

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas breaks down what he saw on the first day at the Maui Classic.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2005