2020 Maui Invite Bracket Announced: UNLV To Open vs. North Carolina
Rebels get to take on a blue blood to start the tournament.
UNLV will get tested early.
UNLV head coach T.J. Otzelberger had to be excited when his Rebel team was going to the Maui Invite and face off against some of the best teams in college basketball.
The bracket is out and the Rebels will have a tough challenge that the team and coaches are welcoming with open arms as they will take on North Carolina. The Tar Heels are 16th in CBS Sports’ Top 25 and 1, so a challenge indeed for UNLV. The two would play on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. ET.
— Maui Invitational (@MauiInv) October 7, 2020
UNLV will play the winner/loser between Stanford or Alabama and throughout the tournament, there will be chances to knock off teams with brand pedigree. These types of games that the Rebels and the Mountain West want to boost NCAA Tournament profiles, and with fewer non-conference games this year, this Maui Invite is a golden opportunity for UNLV to make a splash.
“We could not be more thrilled with the field for the 2020 Maui Invitational and feel it could develop into one of our best fields in the history of the Tournament,” said Tournament Chairman, David Odom. “While we’re faced with a unique year in college sports, we’re grateful for the teams and their loyalty to the Tournament. These incredible programs continue to make it possible to host the premier early-season event that sets the tone for the college basketball season year-over-year.”
We have a college basketball bracket — for the Maui Invitational! Nov. 30-Dec. 2 in Asheville, N.C. pic.twitter.com/Zp4e1QZu0d
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) October 7, 2020
As a reminder, the Maui Invite is moving from the islands of Hawaii to the Great Smoky Mountains in Ashville, North Carolina, with the dates also being pushed back and will be played from Nov. 30 through Dec. 2.