Maui Invitational bracket: Arkansas learns schedule, opening matchup for 8-team field
Arkansas is getting set to play in the Maui Invitational in a strong field for the event that will include Arizona, Cincinnati, Creighton, Louisville, Ohio State, San Diego State and Texas Tech.
The Razorbacks and Cardinals will play on Nov. 21 at Noon local time/4 pm (CT) on ESPN2.
The 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational is back in Hawaii after two years on the mainland because of COVID and returns to the iconic Lahaina Civic Center this Nov. 21–23. The other matchup will feature Texas Tech squaring off against Creighton prior to the Arkansas-Louisville contest. In the bottom half of the bracket, Ohio State will face San Diego State, and Cincinnati will go head-to-head against Arizona. All 12 games of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU, and also available on the ESPN App.
“Finalizing the Maui Jim Maui Invitational bracket signals to fans and teams everywhere that college basketball season is upon us, but this year feels even more exciting,” said Tournament Chairman, David Odom. “While we’ve been able to keep the magic of Maui alive the last two years on the mainland, returning to our rightful home on the island has never felt so good – and we’re bringing an incredible field of teams to help us celebrate that homecoming!”
Your official 2022 Maui Jim Maui Invitational bracket! We can’t wait to see you this November! 😎 pic.twitter.com/9lh4GPQRvB
— Maui Invitational (@MauiInv) August 1, 2022
Six of this year’s 8 programs made the 2021-22 NCAA tournament, with Texas Tech and Arizona advancing to the Sweet 16 and Arkansas making it to the Elite Eight. Arizona and Cincinnati are also two of the top 12 all-time winningest schools in NCAA history, while Louisville (39), Arkansas (34), Ohio State (31), and Creighton (23) are in the top 50 nationally for most NCAA Tournament appearances.