2016 Maui Jim Maui Invitational
Fact Sheet - Georgetown Surfboard Delivery
What: The Maui Jim Maui Invitational will deliver an eight-foot, hand-crafted, custom-made surfboard to the Georgetown men's basketball team to celebrate the team's upcoming appearance in the 2016 Tournament.
Where and When: The presentation will take place at Verizon Center during the under 8-minute media timeout of the first half on Saturday, Feb. 20, against Xavier. The game will be televised by FOX at 12 p.m. ET.
About Georgetown and the Maui Jim Maui Invitational: Georgetown will make its third appearance in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational this November, having previously appeared in Maui in 1999 and 2011. The Hoyas are 4-3 all-time at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
2016 Maui Jim Maui Invitational Field: The 2016 field features traditional powers and perennial championship contenders. Since 1999, the teams have combined for 14 trips to the Final Four and have won six national championships. In all, the field has combined to win 14 national titles, make 39 trips to the Final Four and earn 194 NCAA Tournament berths. Four teams, UConn in 2010-11, North Carolina in 2004-05 and 2008-09, and Michigan in 1988-89, started their seasons by winning the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and ended the year as NCAA Champions.
Travel Package Information: Travel packages are now available for fans who would like to join the Hoyas in Maui. Visit www.mauiinvitational.com/
Digital Media: Follow the Tournament online at www.mauiinvitational.comor via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram at @MauiInv and with the hashtag #MauiHoops.
About the Maui Jim Maui Invitational
In December 1982, then No. 1 ranked Virginia, led by National College Player of the Year Ralph Sampson, played little-known NAIA Chaminade University in Honolulu while on the way back from a trip to Tokyo. The Silverswords stunned Virginia 77-72 in one of the greatest upsets in college basketball history. Two years later, in 1984, Chaminade University hosted the first Maui Jim Maui Invitational and it has proven to be the premier early-season college basketball tournament for 32 years running. Each year, the Maui Jim Maui Invitational attracts the top programs, best-known coaches and most outstanding players to compete in an exciting atmosphere at theLahaina Civic Center near the beautiful beaches of Maui.