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  1. On Holiday: What's Maui without magic?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Holiday is College Basketball Nation's daily rundown of the holiday tournaments, complete with previews, recaps, and links to all of the early-season tournament info you'll need in the weeks to come. IN REVIEW MAUI INVITATIONAL [bracket] While...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  2. Maui Invitation turns 30 years old

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Maui Invitational turns 30 years old. Its birth and its long life can be traced to one day when Chaminade slayed Ralph Sampson and Virginia in one of college basketball's greatest upsets.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  3. Kentucky looks uninterested in Maui

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Maui Invitational is pretty great. I think the gym has a lot to do with it. Instead of Random Sterile Corporate Arena X or a strangely converted hotel ballroom space, the Lahaina Civic Center looks and sounds like a high school basketball gym, at...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  4. Tourney preview: Diamond Head Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops doesn't totally shut down over the holiday. In fact, eight lucky teams get to spend Christmas in Hawaii, where they'll compete for top honors at the annual Diamond Head Classic. OK, OK, so this isn't quite the Maui Invitational. The fie...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  5. Previewing the Maui final: Duke vs. Kansas

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's safe to say the Maui Invitational has lived up to expectations. We've had quality games, better-than-expected performances from better-than-expected teams (take a bow, Tennessee and Georgetown), breakout stars (take another bow, Jeronne Maymon) ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. Previewing Maui Day 3 (non-finals edition)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, this is it: The final day of the 2011 Maui Invitational. It's sad, I know, but we'll get through it together. The good news, of course, is there are still some really good games at the Lahaina Civic Center, including the tournament's dream fina...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  7. Pastner's young Tigers have depth, flaws

    Eamonn Brennan

    How talented is Memphis? In a 99-97 double-overtime win over Tennessee on Tuesday in the Maui Invitational, Memphis coach Josh Pastner played four bench players -- Antonio Barton, Chris Crawford, Stan Simpson and Adonis Thomas -- for a combined 12...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  8. A closer look: G'town 88, Chaminade 61

    Eamonn Brennan

    Overview: Perhaps the only concern for Georgetown here was whether it could avoid a letdown after Monday night's hard-fought loss to Kansas. Never mind all that. The Hoyas' 88-61 win over Chaminade was a straightforward affair, one John Thompson III'...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  9. A closer look: Memphis 99, Tennessee 97

    Eamonn Brennan

    Overview: On Monday, it took us until the fourth matchup of the day to get a really competitive, tight game. On Tuesday, the Maui Invitational wasted no such time. In the first game of the day -- a 9 a.m. tipoff locally -- the Memphis Tigers and Tenn...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. Previewing Maui's second day of action

    Eamonn Brennan

    Hopefully you're not the kind of person with a "job" or "responsibilities," because (A) total buzzkill, dude, and (B) either probably disqualified you from staying up until the wee hours to see Kansas and Georgetown finish off a rowdy first day of ba...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. A closer look: Kansas 67, Georgetown 63

    Eamonn Brennan

    Overview: As usual, ESPN analyst and American hero Bill Raftery said it best: "This good this early is impressive." He was talking about the quality of Maui's first-day finale, and he was entirely correct: Kansas and Georgetown played a brilliant 40 ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  12. A closer look: UCLA 92, Chaminade 60

    Eamonn Brennan

    Overview: For an entire half, it looked like the debacle would continue. Chaminade played UCLA to a draw in the first, and the Bruins looked every bit as disjointed and disorganized as they had in losses to Loyola Marymount and Middle Tennessee State...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  13. Maui Bracket Breakdown: Top half

    Eamonn Brennan

    A little case of the Mondays, huh? Chin up, buddy. This Monday is better than most. Why? I'll tell you why: The mother of all early-season tournaments -- the Maui Invitational -- kicks off today.* The Maui is usually among the best early-season...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  14. Maui Bracket Breakdown: Bottom half

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Maui Invitational begins today and wraps up Wednesday, just in time for you to spend the night before Thanksgiving talking to that awkward high school friend you haven't seen in five years. ('Tis the reason for the Thanksgiving season. Well, that...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  15. Bracket: EA SPORTS Maui Invitational

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tournament bracket for the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational When and where: Nov. 21-23 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii (There will be 11 opening games at various campus locations from Nov. 11-20. Those matchups can be found on the above PDF...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  16. Rapid Reaction: UConn 56, Kentucky 55

    Eamonn Brennan

    HOUSTON -- From the moment Kemba Walker took the floor at the Maui Invitational in November, we've spent this season in awe of Walker's ability, of Jim Calhoun's fire, of the Connecticut Huskies, who took the prospect of a down year, stomped it into ...

    Blog | April 02, 2011