The Kansas Jayhawks will enter next season as one of the favorites to win the national championship. Before they can make their run in the NCAA Tournament, Bill Self has to prepare his team for the 2019 Maui Invitational.
Every year, the Maui Invitational features exciting matchups that usually come down to the wire. It’s a perfect test to see where certain teams stand early in the season.
Kansas will be part of a loaded field in Maui this year, which includes BYU, Chaminade, Dayton, Georgia, Michigan State, UCLA and Virginia Tech.
The dates for each round of the tournament are officially out, as Kansas will face Chaminade in its opening game.
Fans can watch the Jayhawks begin their quest to win the Maui Invitational on Nov. 25 on ESPNU.
Tipoff is currently set for 9 p.m. ET.
The bracket for the 2019 Maui Jim Maui Invitational has been announced and @KUhoops will face Chaminade in the opening round, Nov. 25, at 8 p.m. (Central) on ESPNU. KU will face UCLA or BYU Nov. 26. #KUbball pic.twitter.com/2krWGajze6
— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) July 11, 2019
Kansas would face either BYU or UCLA if it gets past Chaminade in the opening round.
The best matchup for the Maui Invitational would be a clash between Kansas and Michigan State for the championship.
Following an underwhelming season in the Big 12, the Jayhawks will try to bounce back nicely.
It’s fair to say that Kansas has some of the best players in the conference heading into this fall. Devon Dotson and Ochai Agbaji are looking to improve their draft stock in their sophomore year, meanwhile Udoka Azubuike and Silvio De Sousa form a nice duo in the frontcourt.