Maui Jim Maui Invitational All-Day Ticket Packages on Sale, Sept. 22September 21, 2017, 11:33 AM HST (Updated September 21, 2017, 11:34 AM) · 0 Comments
All-Day Ticket Packages for the Maui Jim Maui Invitational 2017 Tournament will go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. HST. The 34th annual Maui Jim Maui Invitational will take place Nov. 20-22.
The specialized ticket packages grant admission to all four games on a single day of the Tournament, allowing fans greater flexibility to experience each game.
Officials with the event say that at this time, along with All-Tournament ticket packages, an all-day ticket package is the only opportunity to guarantee admission to Tuesday’s semifinal contests and Wednesday’s Tournament championship game, as well as each game of Monday’s opening-round.
Monday-Only Ticket Package includes (Games played on Nov. 20 & all times HST):
Game 1: Marquette vs. VCU, 9:30 a.m.
Game 2: Wichita State vs. Cal, Noon
Game 3: Notre Dame vs. Chaminade, 4 p.m.
Game 4: Michigan vs. LSU, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday-Only Ticket Package includes (Games played on Nov. 21 & all times HST):
Game 5: Semifinal #1 (Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2), 8:30 a.m.
Game 6: Consolation #1 (Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2), 11 a.m.
Game 7: Consolation #2 (Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4), 3 p.m.
Game 8: Semifinal #2 (Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4), 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday-Only Ticket Package includes (Games played on Nov. 22 & all times HST):
Game 9: Seventh-place game, 9:30 a.m.
Game 10: Fifth-place game, Noon
Game 11: Third-place game, 3 p.m.
Game 12: Championship game, 5:30 p.m.
Since the Tournament’s inception, 125 teams that have participated in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational have gone on to compete in the NCAA Tournament, an average of nearly four per season. Forty-five teams have advanced to the Sweet 16, seven of which have gone on to win the NCAA championship, with North Carolina the last team to do so just a season ago.
All-Day Ticket Packages can be purchased here.
The NCAA also announced that Maui Jim Maui Invitational Tournament Chairman Dave Odom was named to the NIT Committee, beginning with the 2017-18 season.
“The NIT has a great and proud tradition, so it is a tremendous honor to serve on the committee,” Odom said. “As a longtime head coach, I know how hard every team in the country works each year and understand the significance of what it means to play in the postseason. To be part of this committee is an incredible responsibility and one that I am greatly looking forward to.”
Odom has served as chairman of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational since 2009. In his role, Odom helps bring the nation’s most talented teams, coaches and players to Maui for the nation’s premier early season Tournament.
Having served as head coach at East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina, Odom guided his teams to 15 postseason appearances in 22 seasons, including nine NCAA Tournament appearances and three NIT Championships. Odom has won several awards during his time as a coach, including the National Coach of the Year (1995); ACC Coach of the Year (1991, 1994, 1995); SEC Coach of the Year (2004); and District Coach of the Year (1991, 1993, 1994).