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KemperSports LIVE Unveils 2025 Maui Invitational Tournament Field

Elite field of top college basketball talent set to compete in 42nd edition of the historic Maui Invitational

MAUI, Hawaii, May 14, 2024KemperSports LIVE, which has operated the Maui Invitational since 1990, announced today the highly-anticipated 2025 Maui Invitational tournament field. To be played at the historic Lahaina Civic Center Nov. 24-26, 2025, the 42nd annual tournament will feature eight premier college basketball programs who share 156 NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 Final Fours and five national championships.

The 2025 Maui Invitational field:

  • Baylor Bears – Led by Head Coach Scott Drew, the Baylor Bears have been one of the most dominant teams in college basketball over the last four years, compiling a 74-29 record and playing in every NCAA Tournament since 2019, including winning the 2021 National Championship. Baylor is one of only four teams to have won at least one game in the last five NCAA Tournaments. Baylor has played in two previous Maui Invitationals (1987, 2013), compiling a 3-3 record in those events.
  • Chaminade Silverswords – Chaminade University is the annual host school and member of the PacWest Conference (Division II). Chaminade’s win against the University of Virginia on Dec. 23, 1982, was the inception of the Maui Invitational and encouraged the elite teams in college basketball to compete in the Maui Invitational.
  • North Carolina State Wolfpack – Head Coach Kevin Keatts leads the NC State Wolfpack into the 2025 Maui Invitational after helping the Wolfpack to a 139-94 record over the past seven seasons. NC State made a historic run to end the 2024 season where they won the ACC Tournament before making the program’s fourth Final Four.
  • Oregon Ducks – Three-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year Dana Altman leads the Oregon Ducks into the 2025 Maui Invitational as one of the most prolific coaches in college basketball. Altman is one of only three active coaches in NCAA Division I college basketball with 27 consecutive winning seasons – the last 14 of them at the University of Oregon. The Ducks concluded the 2023-2024 season winning the Pac-12 conference tournament, earning the program its 18th NCAA Tournament appearance. Oregon has competed in three previous Maui Invitationals (2008, 2016, 2021), compiling a 4-5 record in those appearances.
  • Seton Hall Pirates – The Seton Hall Pirates join the 2025 Maui Invitational field coming off a 2023-2024 campaign that saw them go 25-12 and win the NIT championship. Head Coach Shaheen Holloway returned to his alma mater following the 2022 season after leading his Saint Peter’s team to an unprecedented run to the 2022 Elite Eight. This will be Seton Hall’s second Maui Invitational appearance (2001).
  • Texas Longhorns – The Texas Longhorns continue their run as one of college basketball’s premier programs – making the NCAA Tournament in each of the last four seasons and are one of just seven schools to appear in 22 of the last 25 NCAA Tournaments. The Longhorns are led by Head Coach Rodney Terry, who has guided the team to a 43-21 record in his two seasons at the helm. The Longhorns have competed in the Maui Invitational five times (1993, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2020), boasting a 10–5 record in those appearances, including winning the 2020 tournament.
  • UNLV Runnin’ Rebels – UNLV will make their fifth appearance in the Maui Invitational in 2025, where they have compiled a 6-4 record in their previous four appearances. The Runnin’ Rebels are led by Kevin Kruger, who has a 58-40 record in his three seasons at UNLV and will enter the 2024-2025 campaign coming off his best season at the helm.
  • USC Trojans – Following the 2023-2024 season, Eric Musselman was named head coach of the USC Trojans, a program that’s gone to the NCAA Tournament in three of the last four seasons. One of the most distinguished coaches in college basketball, Musselman’s coaching record of 221-93 includes six NCAA Tournament appearances, four Sweet 16’s and two Elite Eight’s while serving as head coach at Nevada (2015-2019) and Arkansas (2019-2024).

Teams that have participated in the Maui Invitational throughout the event’s rich 42-year history own 73 of the 84 NCAA national championships, and seven of those schools have gone on to win the national championship after competing in Maui earlier in the season.

“We are grateful to announce another stellar field to compete in the 2025 tournament,” said KemperSports LIVE Executive Vice President Tom Valdiserri. “It’s always a treat to bring together some of the best in college basketball on the beautiful island of Maui.”

The 2025 field announcement comes on the heels of the 2024 tournament, which will include some of the best in college basketball, including back-to-back defending national champion UConn, along with North Carolina, Auburn, Iowa State, Michigan State, Dayton, Colorado, and Memphis.

Travel packages for the 2025 tournament will be available in early 2025 with single game tickets available at a later date.

About the 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 Invitational and it has proven to be the premier early-season college basketball tournament for 40 years running. Each year, the Maui Invitational attracts the top programs, best-known coaches and most outstanding players to compete in an exciting atmosphere at the Lahaina Civic Center near the beautiful beaches of Maui.

About Chaminade University:
Chaminade University is a private, Catholic university offering more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs and is federally designated as a Native Hawaiian serving institution. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade prepares students for careers in an evolving global marketplace rooted in the development of moral character, personal competencies and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society. Please visit for more information.

About KemperSports LIVE:
KemperSports LIVE is a sports marketing and events agency. KemperSports LIVE produces and manages major national events, including the Maui Invitational, the McDonald’s All American Games, and the POWERADE Jam Fest. KemperSports LIVE has operated the Maui Invitational since 1990. For more information, visit .

Media Contact:
B.R. Koehnemann, KemperSports LIVE
847.421.4537 |

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