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Maui Radio to Broadcast Live Coverage of EA SPORTS Maui Invitational

November 19, 2009, 11:25 PM HST · Updated November 20, 9:11 AM
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By Wendy Osher

ESPN 550 AM on Maui will broadcast all 12 of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Basketball tournament games to be played November 23-25 at the Lahaina Civic Center.  The Nationally televised event is hosted by Chaminade University and is touted as the nation’s premier early season college-basketball tournament.

File Photo by Pacific Radio Group. Barry Helle (r) and Fred Guzman (l) will be joined by Josh Pacheco in broadcasting live play-by-play action from the 2009 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament.

File Photo by Pacific Radio Group. Barry Helle (r) and Fred Guzman (l) will be joined by Josh Pacheco in broadcasting live play-by-play action from the 2009 EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Basketball Tournament.

Play-by-play will be provided by on-air personalities Barry Helle, Fred Guzman and Josh Pacheco.  In addition to the radio broadcast on ESPN 550 AM KMVI, the games will also be simulcast on the station’s website at espn550.com.  The national ESPN affiliate will also be carrying the games live in HD on the ESPN network of television stations.

This is the first year that the local broadcast will be offered to web users and the eighth year that Pacific Radio Group has carried live play-by-play radio coverage of the event.

Now in its 26th year, the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational features a lineup of former national champion teams including Cincinnati, Arizona, Maryland and Wisconsin.  The 2009 lineup also includes Colorado, Gonzaga, Vanderbilt and host Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Remaining tickets for the tournament will be available onsite at the Lahaina Civic Center.  The Box Office opens Friday, November 20th at 9 a.m. and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. throughout the weekend.  On tournament days, the box office will be open from 8 a.m. to the end of the last game on each tournament day.  Tickets can also be purchased by calling 808-667-DUNK (3865).

EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Game Bracket/Schedule:

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Monday, November 23, 2009:

  • Game 1:            10 a.m.  Colorado vs. Gonzaga (ESPN2)
  • Game 2:            12:30 p.m.  Cincinnati vs. Vanderbilt (ESPN2)
  • Game 3:            4:30 p.m.  Chaminade vs. Maryland  (ESPNU)
  • Game 4:            7 p.m.  Arizona vs. Wisconsin  (ESPN2)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009:

  • Game 5:            8:30 a.m. Loser of Game 2 & 3  (ESPN2)
  • Game 6:            11 a.m.  Loser of Game 1 & 4  (ESPN2)
  • Game 7:            2 p.m.  Winner of Game 2 & 3  (ESPN)
  • Game 8:            4:30 p.m.  Winner of Game 1 & 4  (ESPN)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009:

  • Game 9 for 7th and 8th Place:                   9 a.m.  Loser of Game 5 & 6  (ESPNU)
  • Game 10 for 3rd and 4th Place:                 11:30 a.m.  Loser of Game 7 & 8  (ESPN2)
  • Game 11 for 5th and 6th Place:                 2 p.m.  Winner of Game 5 & 6  (ESPNU)
  • Game 12 for Champion & 2nd Place:         5 p.m.  Winner of Game 7 & 8  (ESPN)
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