2020 Maui Invite Moving To North Carolina
UNLV still play in a high profile tournament.
Change of scenery keeps games alive.
The Maui Invite is one of the marque college basketball tournaments year in and year out, and COVID-19 nearly canceled the event. College hoops is slated to start on Nov. 25 and that is having a big impact on a lot of the preseason tournaments.
The 2020 Maui Invite, which includes UNLV, has found a new home and date. The event will take place at Harrah’s Cherokee Center in Asheville, North Carolina, according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.
The new dates for the tournament will be Nov. 30 to Dec. 2. The field is still expected to include Alabama, Davidson, Indiana, North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas and as mentioned, the UNLV Rebels.
The move is due to Hawaii still having tight restrictions on people coming to the islands. While going to North Carolina is not Hawaii, this is a better situation than those teams that were planning on going to the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament which is reportedly being moved from the Bahamas to South Dakota.
This tournament still going on helps UNLV get in some good games in this one of a kind college basketball season. The bracket is not set but regardless who the Rebels play it could be considered one of its best non-conference games of the year. If they come away with a win or two it will certainly give a boost to its NCAA Tournament resume.